The safety roadside barrier that will save lives
December 17th, 2016 | by Web Desk
In recent years, the number of road accidents has been on the rise. Results from research done by the Association For Safe International Road Travel show that close to 1.3 million people lose their lives through road accidents, with an average of 3,288 deaths daily. In 2015, in the US alone, an estimated 39000 people died, and another 4.4 million got injuries due to crashes. In the same year, 1, 734 people are reported to have perished in road accidents in the UK.
In a bid to reduce the number of road accidents, governments have come up with various strategies. However, there is a new creative invention that is promising to save a lot of lives. A South Korean Company has developed a new type of roadside barrier that works just like the usual metallic barriers but with better modifications.
The safety barrier is designed such that after a crash, it not only absorbs the shock energy but also converts the shock energy into another form-rotational energy.
So how is this possible?
The safety barrier consists of metal columns that have plastic rollers placed in between them. So when the vehicle hits the barrier, the metal columns absorb the shock energy as a result of the impact while the plastic rollers start turning, therefore, reducing the chances of the vehicle overturning.
Unlike with common metal barriers where the road accident can still be fatal if the car hits them at high speeds, the safety barrier reduces this risk by not only absorbing the impact force but also safely getting the vehicle back on the road.
With its retro-reflective capabilities and visual qualities, safety barriers will make it easier for drivers to control vehicles. Besides, the barrier is very easy to install and maintain. During a crash test that involved various vehicles and extreme machinery, the safety barrier proved to be very resilient also.
The safety roller is recyclable. Also, it can be used for;
• Passenger intersections
• Curved Ramp
• Danger zones
• Diverging points
• School zones, and
• Curved media strips.
This will save millions of lives lost through accidents. The safety barrier has proved to reduce the risk of an accident or a crash being fatal. We can only hope to see the safety barriers on the roads soon.