Crash cushions -- or impact attenautors -- have been making an increasingly important contribution to highway safety. The use of crash cushions to shield median piers is an excellent way of protecting an errant vehicle from these hazardous objects. There are other points on highways where crash cushions provide added motorist protection such as massive sign supports, bridge abutments and various types of barriers. It has been noted that vehicles hitting fixed objects such as those above account for 40 percent of all highway fatalities. The article discusses various types of proprietary systems that are available.

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  • Accession Number: 00310339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM