Engineers developing stronger barrier to help prevent storefront crashes
Hundreds killed in storefront crashes
It can happen in an instant: vehicles crashing into storefronts and restaurants. The Storefront Safety Council said the accidents can happen in the U.S. 60 times a day, killing as many as 500 people a year and injuring more than 4,000.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute is developing and testing new storefront barriers, called bollards, that are stronger and help minimize the impact vehicles have when they crash into them. Engineer Michael Brackin has spent years designing bollards along with the company Traffic Guard.
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