Safety barriers that work like shock absorbers

They may look strange but these new guardrails, called a rolling barrier system, help to absorb and deflect impact from a motor vehicle upon collision. This system of guardrails was spotted along a slip road leading to the Bukit Timah Expressway in t
They may look strange but these new guardrails, called a rolling barrier system, help to absorb and deflect impact from a motor vehicle upon collision. This system of guardrails was spotted along a slip road leading to the Bukit Timah Expressway in the direction of Woodlands. This road safety feature is found in countries such as Malaysia, Australia and the United States.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

A stretch of yellow-barrelled rails over 20m in length was recently installed along the road shoulder of the slip road leading to the start of the Bukit Timah Expressway in the direction of Woodlands.

The rails resemble the rolling barrier system, a road safety feature seen in countries such as Malaysia, Australia and the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Safety barriers that work like shock absorbers'. Print Edition | Subscribe