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Pedestrian Barriers keep vehicles within their roadway and prevent vehicles from colliding with harmful obstacles.They are also installed at the roadside to prevent heavy vehicles from traversing steep slopes.
Traffic barriers are placed within mid of divided highways to prevent heavy vehicles from entering the opposite carriageway of traffic and help to reduce head-on collisions. Some of these barriers, are designed to be struck from either side, are called median barriers.
Crash barriers can also be used to protect vulnerable areas like school ,pedestrian zones or fuel tanks from heavy vehicles.While barriers are normally designed to reduce injury to vehicle occupants, but there is no guarantee.They should only be installed where a collision with the barrier is likely to be less severe than a collision with the hazard behind it.
Wherever possible, it is preferable to remove, relocate or modify a hazard, rather than shield it with a barrier. For instance, small roadside signs and some large signs (breakaway post) often do not merit roadside protection as the barrier itself may pose a greater threat to general health and well-being of the public than the obstacle it intends to protect. In many regions of the world, the concept of clear zone is taken into account when examining the distance of an obstacle or hazard from the edge of travelway.
Common sites for installation of traffic/pedestrian barrier:
- Bridge ends
- Near steep slopes from roadway limits
- At drainage crossings or culverts where steep or vertical drops are present
- Near large signs/illumination poles or other roadside elements which may pose hazards
> Roadside barriers are used to prevent traffic from roadside obstacles or hazards, such as slopes steep which is enough to cause rollover crashes, fixed objects like bridge piers, and bodies of water.
> Median barriers are used to protect vehicles from crossing over a median and striking an oncoming vehicle in a head-on crash.
> Bridge barrier is build to restrain vehicles from crashing off the side of a bridge and falling onto the roadway,or below
> Work zone barriers are used to prevent traffic from hazards in work zones or progressing area.
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