Resistance barrier gates on HOV

Reversible Lanes Traffic Gate Technologies

In areas with highly congested traffic, it can be beneficial for controlling agencies to switch the direction of traffic to allow for faster traffic movement. During peak traffic times, reversible lanes can make a massive difference to those needing to get home or get to work on time. These lanes are most often changed every [...]
High-speed highway driving

How Crash Resistance Barriers Are Saving Lives

According to the US Department of transportation, 30-40% of fatal crashes occur when vehicles are run off the road. Another shocking statistic comes from 30% of all cross-median crashes ending in severe injury or fatality. These statistics have led to increased implementation of crash barriers to prevent vehicles from coming off the road or smashing [...]
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ASTM F2656 – Most Common Test Methods for Crash Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers

Perimeters of controlled areas such as embassies, factories, military bases, and others need the highest levels of security to prevent breaches. In the past, attackers have used vehicles to ram through gates and into these vulnerable areas, sometimes with deadly effects. Over time, organizations have implemented increasingly more robust perimeter security and crash gates to [...]
BBRSS: Vehicle Gates used in Managed Lane Applications

Vehicle Gates used in Managed Lane Applications

Managed lanes have been around for nearly 40 years, and different types of managed lanes help solve other transportation congestion challenges. These managed lanes restrict access to a road lane depending upon traffic constraints and congestion.  Vehicle gates are an excellent management solution for areas where the population is high, and managed lanes are needed on […]

Technologies to Prevent Crashes Due to Wrong-Way Drivers

Technologies to Prevent Crashes Due to Wrong-Way Drivers

Of the 39,000 people who die in vehicle crashes every year in the United States, wrong-way drivers (WWD) account for 350 deaths, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  However, WWD collisions generally result in severe injuries or fatalities. Because of the unusual nature of someone driving in the wrong direction, crashes are 40 times more likely to be […]

Active Warning Gates for use in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Active Warning Gates for use in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

In 2018, over 4.5 million medically consulted injuries occurred on US roadways.  While this number is high, the death and injury rate is declining because Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improve how we manage traffic and transportation. ITS provide communication and technology applications to improve our transportation system. ITS technology saves lives, reduces congestion, and improves the environmental sustainability of […]

BBRSS: How to Integrate into ITS systems

How to Integrate into ITS systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver error causes 90% of fatalities on the road. The NHTSA believes that 50,000 vehicle crashes could be avoided by leveraging Intelligent Transportation System technologies. Many states in the United States have and will integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in many high-risk areas to improve safety and transportation efficiency. […]