M.Sc. Tezi Görüntüleme

Student: Akın Zafer DİLBEROĞLU
Supervisor: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Şeref ORUÇ
Department: İnşaat Mühendisliği
Institution: Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
University: Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Title of the Thesis: The Importance of Guardrail Systems in Preventing Traffic Accidents
Level: M.Sc.
Acceptance Date: 9/2/2011
Number of Pages: 81
Registration Number: i2298

      The decline in the accidents occuring on highway pavements are the main objective of the Turkish public especially the reseachers. Traffic accidents in Turkey is the main contribution to deaths among ages between 15-35 and considering the injure rates it comes first before deasease and other accidents. Deaths related accidents due to vehicle deviating from the road occupies approximately 20 % of the total deaths of traffic acccidents. In this study, the guardrail systems which reduces accidents related to deviation vehicles devaiting from the platform is studied. The guardrail system prevents vehicle devaiting from the road for any reasone. The devaition of the vehcile should be in an controlled manner. Uncontrolled vehicle is a treat to the other vehicles travelling on the same road.

The guardrail system should be maintained properly and should be designed to bend under crash. The guardrail system should be used when the barriers around the road platform can not be moved. If the proper guardrail system is not selected or constructed then the guardrail system itself can become a dangerous object.

      As a results Transportation officers should systematically take the necessary cautions to prevent accidents while considering the economical and maintenance criterias.

Key Words: guardrail system, devaition from the road, single vehicle accident, crash