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IN THE CLAIMS: 

This listing of claims will replace all prior versions and listings of 
claims in the application. 

1 . (Original) A roadside post comprising an elongate body formed of 
sheet spring steel and having a longitudinal axis, a front face and a rear face, 
wherein: 

said body is elastically bendable through 90 degrees from an 
unbent state about a transverse axis transverse to said longitudinal axis, said 
front and rear faces transversely extending generally parallel to said transverse 
axis. 

2. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein, said body is 
elastically bendable through 90° from said unbent state about said transverse 
axis to either side of said longitudinal axis. 

3. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said body is formed 
from sheet spring steel having a Rockwell hardness of C40 to C47. 

4. (Original) The roadside post of claim 3 wherein said spring steel is 
high carbon steel C1075. 



5. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said body has a width 
of approximately 75 mm to 120 mm. 

6. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said sheet spring 
steel has a thickness of approximately 0.9 mm to 1 .5 mm. 

7. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said body has a 
substantially arcuate transverse cross-section. 

8. (Original) The roadside post of claim 7 wherein said arcuate 
transverse cross-section has a radius of approximately 100 mm to 250 mm. 

9. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said body has a 
channel shaped transverse cross-section comprising a central web and two 
lateral flanges. 

10. (Original) The roadside post of claim 9 wherein the angle formed 
between said web and each said flange is approximately 150° to 175°. 



1 1 . (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said post further 
comprises a rigid base adapted to be driven into the ground, a first end of said 
body being fixed to said base. 

1 2. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 1 wherein said base has a 
tapered end longitudinally distal of the body, said base tapered end being 
adapted to be driven into the ground. 

13. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein a first end of said 
body is adapted to be driven into the ground. 

14. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 3 wherein said body first end 
is tapered. 

1 5. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 wherein said body includes a 
mark indicative of the location of the surface of the ground when said post is 
driven into the ground to a design depth. 

1 6. (Original) The roadside post of claim 1 5 wherein said mark is a hole. 



17. (Currently Amended) A roadside post installation comprising the 
roadside post of any one of cla i ms 1 to 1 6 claim 1 in which said post is driven 
into the ground. 

18. (Original) The roadside post installation of claim 17 wherein a recess 
is formed in the ground immediately adjacent said body to allow uninhibited 
bending of said body, said recess extending across either of said front face 
and said rear face. 

19. (Original) The roadside post of claim 18 wherein said recess extends 
approximately 50 mm to 1 50 mm from said transverse axis at the surface of 
the ground. 

20. (Original) The roadside post of claim 18 wherein said recess has a 
depth of approximately 50 mm to 1 50 mm. 

21 . (Original) The roadside post installation of claim 18 wherein two said 
recesses are formed in the ground, a first said recess extending across said 
front face and a second said recess extending across said rear face. 



22. (Currently Amended) The roadside post installation of claim 18, and 
comprising [[the]] a roadside post comprising an elongate body formed of 
sheet spring steel and having a longitudinal axis, a front face and a rear face, 
wherein: 

said body is elasticallv bendable through 90 degrees from an 
unbent state about a transverse axis transverse to said longitudinal axis, said 
front and rear faces transversely extending generally parallel to said transverse 
axis [[of claim 1 1]], and 

wherein said post further comprises a rigid base adapted to be 
driven into the ground, a first end of said body being fixed to said base, and 
[[wherein]] the entire said base is located beneath the surface of the ground. 

23. (Original) The roadside post installation of claim 22 wherein the top 
of said base is located at a depth of approximately 50 mm to 1 50 mm beneath 
the surface of the ground. 

24. (Currently Amended) A method of installing the roadside post of 
claim 1 any on e of c l aims 1 to 16 , said method comprising driving said post 
into the ground. 



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25. (Original) The method of claim 24 wherein the method further 
comprises forming a recess in the ground immediately adjacent said body to 
allow uninhibited bending of said body, said recess extending across either of 
said front face and said rear face. 

26. (Original) The method of claim 25 wherein said recess extends 
approximately 50 mm to 1 50 mm from said transverse axis at the surface of 
the ground. 

27. (Original) The method of claim 25 wherein said recess has a depth of 
approximately 50 mm to 150 mm. 

28. (Original) The method of claim 25 wherein two said recesses are 
formed in the ground, a first said recess extending across said front face and a 
second said recess extending across said rear face.