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Preventing Damage from Vehicle-Bollard Collisions

White Paper Published By: Impact Recovery Systems
Impact Recovery Systems
Published:  Oct 17, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  9 pages

Bollards are short vertical posts, usually made of steel, typically used to prevent access and to protect pedestrians and assets from vehicle collision damage.  In so doing, vehicles (and their passengers) that impact bollards face damage (and injury) due to the collision, as well as damage to the bollard structure itself.  A new bollard system, known as SoftStop® in Europe and SlowStop® in the United States, solves this problem by allowing the bollard to give slightly upon collision, greatly reducing the maximum impact forces felt by both the colliding vehicle and the bollard system itself.

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