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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 311

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, D.C. 20590

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January 19, 2012

In Reply Refer To: HSST/WZ-311

John M. Pasakarnis
Dicke Tool Company
1201 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois  60515

Dear Mr. Paskarnis:

This letter is in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review a roadside safety system for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system: STF18 with Extended Mast
Type of system:

Portable X-footprint sign stand for roll-up signs

Test Level:

NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3

Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: October 11, 2011
Date initially acknowledged:

November 15, 2011

Date of completed package: October 11, 2011

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the form and incoming correspondence which are enclosed as integral parts of this letter:

Based on a review of the analysis submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crashworthiness criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, the device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.   Eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program does not establish approval or endorsement by the FHWA for any particular purpose or use. 

The FHWA, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Government do not endorse products or services and the issuance of a reimbursement eligibility letter is not an endorsement of any product or service.

Requirements
Roadside safety devices should meet the guidelines contained in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Findings
Therefore, the system described and detailed in the attached form is eligible for reimbursement and may be installed under the range of conditions tested.  

Please note the following standard provisions that apply to FHWA eligibility letters:

This letter shall not be construed as authorization or consent by the FHWA to use, manufacture, or sell any patented system for which the applicant is not the patent holder.  The finding of eligibility is limited to the crashworthiness characteristics of the candidate system, and the FHWA is neither prepared nor required to become involved in issues concerning patent law. Patent issues, if any, are to be resolved by the applicant.

Sincerely yours,

 

Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

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