Emerging Safety Standards
TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE (TTI)
TEXAS A&M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE'S LOW-SPEED BARRIER TESTING PROCEDURE - KAGS NEWS (Video) - DECEMBER 2014 - featured in new reports about the new testing procedures for safety barriers and bollards under ASTM F3016.
NEW STANDARD APPROVED! - DECEMBER 9, 2014
Read: Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Plays Key Role in Creating New Safety Standard to Prevent Storefront Crashes. Storefront Safety Council co-founder Rob Reiter named driving force behind this standard.
ASTM INTERNATIONAL (American Society for Testing and Materials)
NEW ASTM LOW SPEED IMPACT TESTING STANDARDS TO AID IN LOWERING RISK OF STOREFRONT CAR ACCIDENTS - JANUARY 2015
Protective barriers are becoming an increasingly important component of preventing or minimizing the damage from such accidents. Now, a new ASTM standard quantifies the dynamic performance of vehicle protective devices at speeds of 50 km/h (30 mph) and lower. The procedure described in ASTM F3016 will establish a penetration rating for vehicle protective devices subjected to low-speed vehicle impact. The determined penetration rating will provide end users with the ability to select an appropriate barrier for site-specific conditions.
LOW SPEED VEHICLE BARRIERS - ASTM STANDARDIZATION NEWS - UPDATE, SEP/OCT 2012
“Separating pedestrians from traffic and protecting storefronts from the impacts of cars that jump curbs as a result of operator error are compelling issues of public safety and building and public space design,” says Robert Reiter, a member of ASTM Subcommittee F12.10, and a storefront safety consultant. The proposed new standard will begin to address this issue by providing testing parameters for lower speed vehicle barriers.
NEW TEST FOR LOW SPEED BARRIERS FOR ERRANT VEHICLES (ASTM WK13074) - Work Item (WK)
A proposed new standard or a revision to an existing standard that is under development by a committee.
This test method provides for surogate vehicle testing for bariers used to secure entrances or exposed frontage from intentional or accidental vehicle incursions and impacts.
ARTESIA, CA - CBS News Report (video) - Southern California press coverage of new ordinance to prevent storefront crashes - NOVEMBER 2014
AMHERST, MA - Proposed Ordinance Zoning Code Text Amendment: Vehicle Impact Protection - JULY 2012
SACRAMENTO, CA - Preventing Unauthorized Vehicle Entry Into Bicycle Paths - JULY 2012
MIAMI/DADE, FL - Zoning Amending Ordinance Plan Review Standards in Business Districts - APRIL 2012
ORDINANCES SEEK SAFER STOREFRONT PARKING AREAS, by MARK WRIGHT - SEPT 2012
As driver behavior clashes increasingly with the built environment, Amherst, Miami-Dade, and ASTM International exemplify proactive approaches to changing safety conditions. They can see that America is no longer a “free range” society and have opted to work toward a new balance between unrestrained vehicle movement and public safety.Southern California press coverage of new ordinance to prevent storefront crashes