Although it is now officially spring in the UK, we’re still experiencing rainfall and sometimes the roads can still be frosty and icy, particularly early in the morning. These are potential risk factors for car accidents and crashes, which highlights the importance of placing suitable crash barriers in as many accident and collision hot-spots as possible.

While there are any number of factors which can cause a car accident to happen, there is no real way to take preemptive measures against unpredictable weather conditions which lead to an inconsistent driving surface. Although it may be possible to steer a car away from causing too much harm under these conditions, not all drivers are able to react the same way to incidents. Our crash barriers are designed to give as much help as possible in incidents caused by weather conditions, providing protective measures to help minimise the impact of a crash or collision.

In cases where roads have a slippery surface due to rain or ice, cars may be at risk of skidding. When this happens there is usually little or no chance of the driver being able to bring the skidding car to a halt. In these cases the value of our crash barriers is easy to see, as they quite literally stop the skid. Our barriers can absorb the impact of a car, even at high speed, and slow the vehicle down in a way that limits the potential of further damage.

In an ideal world we would have perfect driving conditions all the time, with no surprises lurking in the surface of the road. It is highly unlikely that either road or car design will ever make this a reality. Positioning our crash barriers along the side of roads where accidents are likely to occur in adverse weather is the only viable means of minimising damage.