The SafeLane Crash Barrier System has been designed with safety in mind. It utilises a unique interlocking mechanism which retains the barrier and track configuration.
After user impact trials using many different materials and consulting with
experts in the field of plastics, we have chosen polyethylene for our crash
barriers. The inherent qualities allow enough deformation on impact but will
retain it's original shape after impact. Polyethylene has a high impact resistance
and is known to be extremely resistant to cracking, breaking and is durable
in all climates. This in turn has made polyethylene crash barriers the number
one choice in motorsport, with approval by the FIA, CSA and other motorcycling
organisations for larger barrier types.
The Indy Racing League (IRL) in the USA has been funding a program called the Polyethylene Energy Dissipation System (PEDS), which in essence is a barrier replacement for tyres or concrete and has already been installed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Track.
The SafeLane Safety Barrier System has many flexible applications owing to
it's modular construction. Each barrier segment weighs 11Kg, making them very
portable but should the neccessity arise they can be filled with sand or water
to add ballast. This can be done either individually, ie 1 in 5, or all along
the chain. The filling hole also doubles up as an overflow system allowing
water to escape when the segment is full, should a major impact arise, thus
reducing the strength of the impact to the driver or rider.
Another unique feature is that the barrier has been designed to allow 20º of movement then disperses the impact to the next barrier in the chain and so on until the energy from the impact is completely dissipated.
Unlike conventional tyre construction barriers, our system is designed to slow you down gradually and safely and not pull you into the barrier. This has been achieved by the use of materials and design, a point which was paramount from our users.
The design of the SafeLane system has taken safety as it's paramount specification.
All edges in the natural flow have been rounded, reducing the risk of injury
from impact to a minimum. The polyethylene material has been used throughout
the product, no metal used at all.
We have chosen a manufacturing method which allows the barrier to be moulded in one complete piece and have no joints to hinder safety. The overall dimensions of each barrier have been designed to give you a true 1m of protection.