Crash cushions are second only to seat belts in saving lives in the United States, but high costs have limited their use. Reusable cushions are one answer. The cushion uses "indestructible" high density polyethylene barrels to absorb the energy of frontal impacts and reusable steel cables to redirect the vehicle in side impacts at speeds of between 75km/hr to 117km/hr. It was developed in conjunction with Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and tested to demanding NCHRP 350 specifications at the Texas Transportation Institute of Texas.

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    Route One Publishing Limited

    World Highways
    278-280 Huntingdon House
    Nottingham NG1 3LY,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1996 12:00AM