Fatal crashes involving older drivers are on the rise and headlines like the above have become all too common in the news cycle. In February 2020 a woman died and nine others were injured after an elderly driver accidentally drove into a cafe in Sydney’s north-west. The investigating Detective stated the driver was pulling into a parking spot but crashed through a retaining wall.
Crash tested bollards are the gold standard of impact protection as they provide certainty of performance. Unfortunately, the expense of PAS68 solutions makes them impractical for mass deployment across lower risk zones. This has resulted in a gap in the range for specifiers seeking a crash tested solution for preventing ‘accidental impacts’ in low speed zones – accidental protection bollards.
LEDA’s PAS170 bollard – The Custodian is an ideal solution to protect the public from errant vehicles in accidental impacts. It is crash tested as a single bollard for a 2.5tonne vehicle travelling at 32Km/hr. The Custodian complements Leda’s range of locally made PAS68 bollards and is a low cost solution suitable for deployment in a wide range of applications including retail outlets, child care centres, pickup zones, service stations and alfresco dining areas.
The PAS 170 Custodian will provide specifiers with the assurance of proven performance for low velocity impact for the first time and
may also enable venues to negotiate their insurance premiums as the security measures are certified to an internationally recognised
For more information on accidental protection bollard, please call 1300 780 450.