This European Standard specifies performance requirements and defines levels in passive safety terms intended to reduce the severity of injury to the occupants of vehicles impacting with the permanent road equipment support structures. Consideration is also given to other traffic and pedestrians. Three energy absorption types are considered and test methods for determining the level of performance under various conditions of impact are given. This European Standard excludes vehicle restraint systems, noise barriers and transilluminated traffic bollards. It also excludes temporary traffic control devices.