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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 323

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

May 14, 2013

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/WZ-323

Mr. John M. Pasakarnis
Dicke Safety Products
121 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois  60515

Dear Mr. Pasakarnis

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: DF3003W stand with 60x60 rectangular signs
Type of system: X-Footprint Portable Sign Stand
Test Level: NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: January 28, 2013

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the form which is 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 crash test and evaluation 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
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the NCHRP Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

Description
The device and supporting documentation are described in the attached form. This action permits the use of 60 x 60 inch rectangular signs to the crash tested stand listed above. Critical dimensions relating to impact location near the windshield are the same as the crash tested stand.

Summary and Standard Provisions
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:

 

Sincerely yours,

/* Signature of Michael S. Griffith*/

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

Enclosures

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