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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 313

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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January 26, 2012

In Reply Refer To: HSST/WZ-313

Mark Meyers
MOT Plans
631 NE 45 Street
Oakland Park Florida  33334

Dear Mr. Meyers:

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: MOT Plans VP with Lightweight Warning Light
Type of system:

Vertical Panel

Test Level:

NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3

Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: September 2, 2011
Date initially acknowledged:

September 9, 2011

Date of completed package: January 19, 2012

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the incoming letter, drawing, and form which are attached as an integral part 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:

The MOT Plans VP is a patented product and considered proprietary.  If proprietary systems are specified by a highway agency for use on Federal-aid projects: (a) they must be supplied through competitive bidding with equally suitable unpatented items; (b) the highway agency must certify that they are essential for synchronization with the existing highway facilities or that no equally suitable alternative exists; or (c) they must be used for research or for a distinctive type of construction on relatively short sections of road for experimental purposes.  Our regulations concerning proprietary products are contained in Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 635.411.

Sincerely yours,

 

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

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