Longitudinal safety barriers are strategically designed to shield motorists from roadside hazards (such as trees, utility poles, culverts and embankments), and have made a significant contribution to enhancing the safety of our region’s roads.
In an ongoing quest to improve our nation’s road safety and provide the best possible outcomes for Australian road users, Safe Direction have led the way in the evolution of safety barrier systems through their distribution of expertly crafted departure terminals.
Departure terminals (also known as trailing terminals) are the specially designed end pieces commonly used on the trailing end of a guardrail system outside the clear zone of opposing traffic.
These end terminals are used to safely anchor and resist the tensile loads resulting from a vehicle collision downstream of the terminal.
Thanks to their carefully considered design, departure terminals effectively provide a forgiving roadside environment that reduces the consequences for vehicles leaving the safe travelled way.