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Benefits of crash barriers

A crash barrier system is an effective way to ensure road safety, traffic control and reduce road fatality. It makes roads safer for motorists as well as pedestrians. It can be used as a centre line divider to segregate two opposing traffic flows and prevent cross-over collisions. It can also be installed on either side of the road to prevent vehicles from skidding off the road. There are many types of crash barriers, some of the most popular ones are:

  1. W Beam Crash Barriers: W Beam Crash Barriers are called so because they have a thick 'W' shaped beam rail element.
  2. Thrie Beam Crash Barriers:  Thrie Beam Crash Barriers feature a triple wave shape beam rail. Compared to two-wave shape products, this design has a stronger construction and higher impact endurance.

Here are some advantages of crash barriers:

  1. Road safety: With accidents increasing alarmingly, road safety has become top priority for administration,  infrastructure and EPC contractors. Proper crash barriers can help prevent accidents and help minimise the extent of risk and damage to vehicles and passengers in case an accident occurs.

Here’s how crash barriers ensure road safety:

  • When installed along the median strip, a crash barrier prevents the vehicles from colliding.
  • It protects the commuters from roadside obstacles or hazards such as boulders, large storm drains, water bodies and steep slopes.
  • When installed on a bridge, crash barriers can help prevent pedestrians, trucks, buses and cyclists from rolling over the barrier and falling over the other side – be it roadway, river or a railroad below.




  1. Road safety: With accidents increasing alarmingly, road safety has become top priority for administration,  infrastructure and EPC contractors. Proper crash barriers can help prevent accidents and help minimise the extent of risk and damage to vehicles and passengers in case an accident occurs.

    Here’s how crash barriers ensure road safety:
    When installed along the median strip, a crash barrier prevents the vehicles from colliding.
    It protects the commuters from roadside obstacles or hazards such as boulders, large storm drains, water bodies and steep slopes.
    When installed on a bridge, crash barriers can help prevent pedestrians, trucks, buses and cyclists from rolling over the barrier and falling over the other side – be it roadway, river or a railroad below.
  2. Help in  minimising the impact of collisions: During a highway collision, vehicles tend to go sideways. In the absence of a crash barrier, the vehicles involved in the accidents can cross-over to the other side, putting other motorists in danger. If it’s a bridge, the vehicle can fall off it and lead to fatal accidents. However, when the vehicle hits the crash barrier the vehicle gets redirected back onto the road. A crash barrier absorbs the impact energy, reducing the extent of damage.
  3. Streamline traffic: When installed along the median strip, it prevents motorists from taking wrong lanes, thereby streamlining traffic and reducing chances of  traffic congestion.
  4. Prevent accidents at night: As crash barriers have reflectors on them, this makes them easy to notice during the night. They are effective in avoiding accidents and preventing vehicles from going off the road in the dark.
  1. Little or no upkeep: Metal crash barriers withstand high impacts easily and yet require very less maintenance, especially when  compared to other road safety barriers.

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