Roadside Hardware Policy and GuidanceFHWA Policy Memoranda on Roadside Hardware
Here’s where to find FHWA policy memoranda on roadside hardware.
Roadside Design: Steel Strong Post W-beam Guidance Memo
NCHRP Report 350: Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features:
FHWA policy defines crashworthy devices as those that have passed a crash test conducted under the procedures defined in NCHRP Report 350 or the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Roadside Safety Appurtenances
The Roadside Design Guide was revised in 2011 and is available from the AASHTO bookstore at: https://bookstore.transportation.org/collection_detail.aspx?ID=105
Search for Crashworthy Hardware (FHWA Hardware Acceptance)
To find hardware that has been tested for crashworthiness according to the NCHRP-recommended procedures, see: