DOT•PLUG Breakaway Wiring System
for Roadway Lighting Systems
A Safer & More Economical Lighting
Resources and Media
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knowledge and awareness to State DOTs, FHWA, Municipalities, Utility
Companies, Electrical Engineers, and the general public on ways to improve
safety and reduce liability associated with Roadway and Commercial
Lighting Systems, while reducing cost and improving ease of maintenance.
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Federal Highway Administration Publication No. FHWA-HI-97-026
This course contains details to the use of the DOTPLUG breakaway cable
system referred to in this publication referred to as a "MCDS" (Modular
Cable Distribution System) in roadway lighting. (large file size: 8.1MB)
Dedicated to providing quality certification programs for the safe
installation, operation and maintenance of public safety systems;
delivering value for members by providing the latest information and
education in the industry.
Mark Voigtsberger - VP of operations, conducts studies and testing on
light pole safety.
The Highway Engineering Handbook (Mcgraw/Hill Publishing)
Now on its 3rd edition, this publication debuted the DOTPLUG breakaway
wiring system in their first edition in 1996 and has been the standard in
each of the following editions
MG Squared lowering systems provide the safest, quickest and most cost
effective maintenance solution for cameras, lighting, and other pole
mounted equipment. Allowing ground level maintenance without the
need for bucket or lift trucks.