Expansion Joints Ltd
Company nr: 09503914
Account : 73057364
Solid energy-intensive barriers for safety on highways, bridges, mountain roads.
One of the elements that particularly care for safety on highways and bridges are energy-intensive barriers. Choosing the route of the most commonly used roadways, we can find barriers that prevent the vehicle from leaving the given road. This is to increase road safety, especially during accidents, because the barriers are created in such a way that the car does not return to the road after hitting them.
Energy-intensive barriers are placed primarily on:
- roads with opposite direction of travel (motorways, expressways)
- mountain roads
The barrier, which is supposed to fulfill its role, should be properly fastened to the road in such a way that after collision with the vehicle it does not break down or bend. The most common are energy-intensive barriers against accidents, which in particular are to prevent accidents.
The most common accidents on roads are caused by excessive speed. A driver who loses control of the wheel is often thrown out of the road, and in steep and wide areas it can end badly. Barriers protect the car from falling out of the road, stopping it in place, also limiting the possibility of rebounding and turning the damaged car onto the road, where it could pose a threat to other vehicles.
The energy-intensive barrier is a solid construction that is designed to withstand collision with both passenger car and truck. Barriers are set on the busiest roads where the most accidents occur.
We all see energy barriers during trips. They are set both on domestic and foreign routes, where they fulfill their role, caring for the safety of drivers. In some places, mounting such a barrier is a requirement that must not be underestimated. Especially where cars can develop high speed, with the risk of serious accidents growing.
There are several types of energy-intensive barriers, the most common ones are steel or, recently, steel and wood.