As low-speed vehicular collisions become more and more commonplace, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is setting a new test standard for identifying and labeling specially-tested, high quality, protective bollards and barriers.
ASTM F3016 Tested Bollards Now Available from Bollard Warehouse
Find a full line of 10, 20 and 30 MPH bollards to comply with the ASTM F3016 Standard Test Method for Surrogate Testing of Vehicle Impact Protective Devices at Low Speeds at Bollard Warehouse. See product line.
As Seen on NBC’s Today Show
“They fail repeatedly across the United States, regularly,” said Mike Schram of TrafficGuard, a company that manufactures barriers. But now, new technology could stop cars in their tracks before such accidents occur. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen visited the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, where various crash tests are conducted. Read the full story.
About Our Recent Testing
Crash Testing of Vehicle Barriers at Low Speed
- A new ASTM standard for the crash testing of vehicle barricade bollards at low speed is complete.
- City and County Governments are starting to adopt legislation to reduce increasing numbers of low speed vehicle crashes into buildings and store fronts.
- Protective devices such as barricade bollards can be installed to protect pedestrians, store patrons, store employees, and various types of expensive or hazardous equipment.
- Incidents like this one at a Publix grocery store in Palm Coast, FL have driven the need for an ASTM standard pertaining to vehicle impact protection devices.
- See more on this ASTM bollard standard on the ASTM website.
Implications for Government Agencies & Businesses at Risk.
- Once the standard is approved, it will become increasingly important for Agencies and Businesses with vehicle incursion risk to deploy tested vehicle barriers to ensure safety and avoid litigation.
- Architects and Engineers will begin to specify tested steel pipe posts, bollards and barriers.
- Codes will begin to require facilities be protected with perimeter barriers.
- Attorney’s will begin litigation in situations where tested security bollards are not used.
*TrafficGuard, Inc complies with the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C 8302-8305)