SMUD exploring new ways to keep vehicles from hitting power polesShare this pic with friends!
SMUD has installed some measures to mitigate damage to power poles and other electrical equipment by vehicles hitting them. The measures are part of a pilot program designed to increase visibility of and provide some protection to the power poles and to motorists. SMUD has seen an increase in “car-pole” accidents in recent years. The work is part of SMUD’s efforts to enhance public and worker safety and the SMUD grid’s reliability. The photo shows a “Raptor” power pole barrier being installed in Wilton, CA. Photo courtesy SMUDBack to Article