Crash cushions are used to protect road users when errant vehicles are going to collide with rigid objects (e.g. lay-bys, tunnel portals, etc.). To install crash cush-ions on roads they need to fulfil the requirements of the EN 1317 which define the test specifications. However, in the EN 1317 it is not requested to use state-of-the-art vehicles i.e. the vehicles do not necessarily need to have state-of-the-art equipment such as airbags, pretensioner, etc. It is assumed that occupants in vehi-cles with a proper safety equipment have a lower risk of injuries than occupants in vehicles, which only meets the criterions of EN 1317.
|Effective start/end date||1/09/19 → 30/11/20|