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4 Police Barricade Options for Road Closures and Limiting Access

First and foremost, roadside barricades are meant to keep people safe. This includes construction crews, pedestrians, motorists, and, in some instances, law enforcement officers. Police officers may find themselves in situations where they need to use temporary barriers to close roads or limit access to the public. In such moments, it’s important for police departments …

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Water-filled Barriers Make Crashes Less Severe

Though the average motorist might not pay much attention to roadside barriers along highways or construction sites, the reality is that these barricades can prove life-saving. Plastic barriers made from high-quality polyethylene can prevent or limit the damage from car accidents. Water-filled barriers in particular can make car crashes less severe, and can often offer …

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How Jersey Barriers Got Their Name: The Birth and Evolution of Today’s Highway Barricades

New Jersey is known for a lot of things: beautiful shorelines, strong accents, and — whether you like it or not — not being able to pump your own gas. It is also where Jersey Barriers come from. You may not realize it, but you see them all the time. The Jersey Barrier — also …

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Are You Ready for MASH Barrier Testing Requirements?

The first crash testing standards were published in 1962 in Highway Research Circular 482. The guidelines were then updated in a series of NCHRP Reports until 2009 when the first Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) standards were published by the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials. MASH includes the latest standards for all …

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