Utility Poles or transmission poles as they are sometimes known, are the cause of a common question.
"How is the placement of utility poles down a road determined?"
To answer this question, the R&B Group has gathered some content from around the web that will help.
According to this source, there are very valid reasons as to where utility poles should be placed.
"To reduce the number and severity of crashes involving utility poles, luminaire poles, traffic signal supports, and other poles and supports (the terms ?pole crash and ?utility pole crash are interchangeable), the objectives include
Reduce the hazard of specific utility poles in high-crash and high-risk locations,
Prevent placing utility poles in high-risk locations, and
Minimize the likelihood of crashing into a utility pole when vehicles run off the road.
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Utility poles placement can also have a dramatic impact on accident rates, and therefore their location should be determined by considering the nearby traffic flow. Studies have shown that accidents rates can be up to double based on the position of utility poles close to major roads.