Jump to content

Malaysia tests new barrier in hopes to cut fatalities

Malaysia tests new barrier in hopes to cut fatalities

Sign in to follow this  
Deeq

15,882 views

blog-0840909001483004969.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo73tIR4EyYAs reported by The Malay Mail, Motorists travelling from Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang heading into Federal Highway would have noticed the bright yellow cylinders that act as a guardrail along the road.

 

The safety structure, however, is more than just eye candy. It is a new technology that could help save lives.

 

blogentry-114362-0-88426900-1482905937_thumb.jpgThe road roller safety system — consisting of a sturdy steel tube, between which plastic cylinders that act as shock absorbers spin around its axis — had been placed at the 100m stretch.

 

It is the first in the country.

 

The rollers act by reducing the impact of collision and ensuring the vehicle remain on the road instead of veering off it.

 

The Works Ministry described the pilot project as a way forward to elevate road safety standards.

 

Its minister, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, said the new guardrail was installed on Dec 7. The structure was placed there as the area had been identified as a “black spot” following the number of accidents that had taken place due to the sharp bend.

 

“We will monitor the effectiveness of this guardrail for three months and prepare a report,” he said.

 

“Thus far, there have not been any accidents recorded there since the guardrail was installed.”

 

Fadillah said the ministry was testing the effectiveness of the guardrail and if it produced positive results, the structure would be installed at other accident-prone areas on federal roads and expressways.

 

He was asked to comment if the ministry had planned to upgrade guardrails on highways following the accident involving an express bus in Pagoh on Christmas eve that claimed 14 lives.

 

The pre-dawn tragedy saw the bus slamming into the guardrail before plunging into a 10m ravine at Km137.3 of the North-South Expressway. The bus, that had departed from Johor Baru, was on its way to Kuala Lumpur.

 

There were suggestions of replacing the current TL3 guardrails to TL6 which are able to withstand impact from vehicles weighing above 3,500kg.

 

Fadillah said the guardrail was able to minimise damage to vehicles that crashed into it, thus reducing casualities.

 

“We want to minimise the death toll caused by road accidents. We are willing to try new technologies to bring down the numbers,” he said

 

The idea was inspired following his recent visit for a road safety conference in South Korea.

 

It is understood South Korean firm ETI was behind the technology.

Sign in to follow this  


6 Comments


Recommended Comments

@Superbored That's exactly how. Not unlike the studies that proved efficacy of condoms in preventing HIV transmission by looking at condom use and seroconversion after the fact.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Malaysian drivers are always happy to test these things.

 

On the NSH I saw so many dents tested by volunteers.

 

I think they must have been volunteers.

 

Who would be so careless to crash their car? 

Share this comment


Link to comment

I don't know about HIV but if those things didn't

 

break I wouldn't be here today.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Featured Stories

    Watch this Alfa Romeo flip along Havelock road after hitting a tree!

    A video from @SG Road Vigilante has been circulating showing an Alfa Romeo hitting the road kerb before lurching to the right and flipping over!   The incident happened along the long stretch of road before the State Courts and the Ministry of Manpower. The car suffered extensive damage throughout this incident. Credits: Mothership It is definitely a well-loved car, with one sgCarMart consumer reviewer, Michaelkoh, describing the car as something, "Under the radar gem. (With) Striking design and styling without the excessive price tag. Definitely a top consideration for those looking for cars in the $100-120k range." After searching on our sgCarMart used car section, we found that there isn't any current pre-owned Giuletta in the market. If you guys are looking out for an Alfa Romeo Giulietta for your next ride, please keep a lookout for one with an uneven sloping roof and perhaps tyres that are painted with "POTENZA" in white.

    kobayashiGT

    kobayashiGT

    Grab driver and his male passenger thinks of others before self in a nasty Thanksgiving car accident

    Have you ever watched a car accident video and told yourself in your head that “heng ah, it wasn’t me or someone I know”? I guess it’s human nature. The truth of the matter is – Even if you’re the safest driver in the world, all it takes is just one idiot driver to mess it up for you. So what happens if it happens to you or someone within your social circle? Read on to find out. Sometime in the evening yesterday, 28th November 2019, I received a message from one of my closest friends. It was an image of his heavily damaged Honda Freed. That’s how heavily damaged it was. The cause? This Lorry. It was a pretty bone-chilling sight, but the fact that he was messaging me meant that he was fine, so that was a relief. Eventually, he sent over the video footage of the accident. The video includes both the rear and dashcam footage. In the video, my friend, the Freed Driver, let’s call him Jeff, for privacy sake, is filtering into an expressway. A lorry follows suit, loses control and charges straight into the back of the Freed, shattering the glass on the rear windscreen. Also, that's a damn loud bang.  In the car There’s no in-car footage, but you can hear a brief exchange of conversations between three people in the car – Jeff and his two passengers. Jeff and the other guy were worried about whether anyone was injured, but the lady, presumably in shock, could only think of one thing. She was carrying Thanksgiving potluck food with her when the crash happened, and you can hear her go “Oh no! The gravy casserole’s everywhere!” Whut? Image taken from bigover.com This is what Casserole looks like. Anyhoo, I’m glad all parties are fine. RIP Casserole. You perished so that others could live. The best Thanksgiving dish yet.

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

    A woman being a PUBIC nuisance on Middle Road. No, that's not a typo

    You probably have seen a video that went viral recently about a woman removing her clothes in anger on Middle Road. She even went as far as pulling down her panties! If you haven’t, here’s the video courtesy of Roads.sg In the video, you can see a woman taking off her clothes in response to a man (a cab driver) walking away from her. She is believed to have done this to play the victim card and make false accusations that the cab driver was the one who did it to her. Crucial eye witness account An eye witness of the incident posted the video on Roads.sg According to the witness, he saw the lady kicking the cab. She then began chasing the cab driver, scratching, punching and going all bat shit crazy. The driver did not retaliate to her provocation. So what triggered this? There have been no reports (as of yet) as to what led to this behaviour, but theories are being thrown around on social media. Even I would be offended. At least give me $10 What happened in the end In a recent STOMP article posted earlier today, it’s been confirmed that the lady, a 31-year old woman was arrested for PUBLIC nuisance. Yeap, I spelt that one right. You can read the full article here

      Header image by STOMP

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

    This Abang's gangster behaviour got me super pissed off (even when I'm typing this)

    In a video submitted to Roads.SG and uploaded on YouTube and Facebook, a recent case of road rage has got me fuming mad with a particular individual. However, I'll try to be as civil and professional as possible. The video was just uploaded about 3 hours ago and has already received more than 100 shares on Facebook. Here's the video, in case you haven't seen it. Video from Road.SG YouTube channel The driver and his mother were entering a HDB estate and driving towards the entrance of a carpark when a white Honda Vezel almost has a head-on collision with their car. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Reviewing the footage, you can see the Vezel was on the verge of crossing the white line to the opposing lane. The dashcam driver gives a honk, accident averted, and that should be the end of the story yes? No. An Abang decides that there was an injustice with the horn and goes all aggro on the dashcam driver. Abang wasn't even the driver of the Vezel! Abang:  The relationship between the Honda Vezel driver and Abang is not clear. Dashcam driver tries to defend himself and asks the Abang to look at his dashcam footage for proof, to which, the Abang says "don't need" multiple times. The spark to the argument The dashcam driver then says "Nevermind, LTA will see" and intends to drive off, but Abang  Dashcam driver loses his cool and disregarding the warnings of his mother, he steps out of the car to confront Abang. Abang asks a damn stupid question - "What's your problem?". Dude, the problem is you. But, I digress. Moving on, Abang starts screaming his lungs out at Dashcam Driver. He's so fierce that Dashcam Driver actually starts shivering (the subtitles in the video helps a lot). Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Shifting over to camera phone footage All this time, we only caught a slight glimpse of Abang. But with video footage from a camera phone, you can now see Exhibit A of the Singaporean Douchebag - Angry Abang. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel I don't know about you, but when he starts laughing at the camera and saying shit like: Doesn’t it tick you off?  The last straw My blood boils to its very core when he starts shouting at his mother - for presumably getting angry with his stupidity and trying to talk some sense into him. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Abang, you sir, are a turd aka shit. That's as vulgar as I can be in this article. What the people say Can get wife meh like that? Comments taken from Roads.SG Facebook page What do you think?

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

×