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Understanding and improving the performance of a public domain guard fence system

Cassar, D.

Road Safety Barriers Safer Roads Road Environment

ARSC conference 2018

For over 30 years Australian State Road Authorities have been using public domain guard fence systems as the primary roadside barrier on their networks. As crash testing standards have evolved and improved over time very little has been done to understand the performance of these systems and to look for improvements, particularly as we all have 1000s of kms already installed on our network and as better systems have been developed by industry. This abstract proposes to take those interested through the journey VicRoads has taken to understand the performance of its public domain guard fence system and look to improve it. Research Focused.