Providing a forgiving roadside environment reduces the consequences for vehicles leaving the safe, travelled way. Hazards such as trees, utility poles, culverts and embankments are often located adjacent to roadways and relocating them is often impractical. In these instances, shielding with a longitudinal safety barrier is the most appropriate solution.
Roadside safety barrier designs have developed over the years and are used to safely contain and re-direct errant vehicle away from nearby hazards. Safety barriers reduce the severity of run-off-the-road crashes and have made a significant contribution to the safety of our region’s roads.