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Utility Poles - the science behind them

September 11, 2013

Utility Poles or transmission poles as they are sometimes known, are the cause of a common question. "How is the placement of utility poles down a road determined?" To answer this question, the R&B Timber Group has gathered some content from around the web that will help.

According to this source, there are very valid reasons as to where utility poles should be placed. "To reduce the number and severity of crashes involving utility poles, luminaire poles, traffic signal supports, and other poles and supports (the terms "pole crash" and "utility pole crash" are interchangeable), the objectives include

  • Reduce the hazard of specific utility poles in high-crash and high-risk locations,
  • Prevent placing utility poles in high-risk locations, and
  • Minimize the likelihood of crashing into a utility pole when vehicles run off the road.

Please feel free to follow the links above for more in-depth article. Utility poles placement can also have a dramatic impact on accident rates, and therefore their location should be determined by considering the nearby traffic flow. Studies have shown that accidents rates can be up to double based on the position of utility poles close to major roads. Please feel free to follow this link for a more in-depth scientific paper. R&B Timbers is able to supply large quantities of treated wooden utility poles to both local and export markets. Feel free to make an enquiry through our contact form