Australian Bollards Bringing Safety to our Roads and Public Transport
by: NJM Group Marketing on
In the early morning hours of June 18th (12:25am), a V12 Aston Martin crashed into tram stop 5 which can be found at the intersection of Elizabeth and Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD.
Fortunately there were no fatalities or casualties caused by the crash and this can be credited to energy absorbing bollards.
Australian Bollards Roadside Services and Saferoads Division AB-EAB Energy Absorbing Bollards is the latest pedestrian and road safety solution that will keep Melbourne and Australian streets and suburbs safe from unfortunate incidents like this which could cause damage to property and potential loss of life.
These practical solutions will prevent unwanted vehicles from entering an area that is filled with high levels of foot traffic.
Engineered to save lives, our Energy Absorbing Bollards have been structurally designed to take in or “absorb” the impact and kinetic energy of an out of control vehicle while decelerating it to a steady and controlled stop. Having this particular structural design not only minimises the oncoming risk for pedestrians but for the driver as well.
Energy Absorbing Bollards can stop a 1.6 tonne vehicle travelling up to 50 kilometres an hour and are installed in a sub-surface fashion. The AB-EAB is compliant with the road safety barrier systems and device standards in the AS/NZS 3845 which was formed in 1999.
The AB-EAB is also filled with VVH Grade Polystyrene foam which increases its shock absorbing capabilities, making it compliant with AS/NZS 1698:2006.
Other than tram stops, Energy Absorbing Bollards can be installed across a range of locations like bus stops, school crossings, child care centres, shopping centres as well as any other heavily populated areas.
Australian Bollards has been providing asset protection and public security solutions for almost 30 years and has delivered customer satisfaction to the highest level.
For more information on our range of energy absorbing bollards and other products, please call us on +613 9459 3488 or visit our website today.