Crash cushion developed to improve biker safety
A product comprising crash cushions strapped to potentially lethal roadside objects has been developed to improve biker safety.
Biker Mate was designed by Signpost Solutions in response to DfT figures showing that between 2003 – 2007 there were 250 fatalities and 880 serious injuries where motorcyclists collided with traffic poles, lighting columns, or telegraph poles. Signpost Solutions says that the product is low cost, easy to install and maintenance free.
Alan Nicholas, Signpost Solutions’ sales and marketing director, said: “It could theoretically be deployed on any dangerous free standing roadside structure, and there is no reason why, in further developments, a flat version cannot be designed for fitting to other vulnerable sites, such as bridges, brick walls or even the most dangerous of roadside objects – trees.”
Biker Mate will be exhibited at the Road Safety GB conference in November.
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