Crash cushions are the objects placed on roadways to reduce the damage caused to vehicle/motorist resulting from a collision. The crash cushions are also known as a crash attenuator, impact attenuator, or cowboy cushion. The crash cushions are specially designed to reduce the kinetic energy of a vehicle either partially or fully in the case of side or a head-on impact to reduce the damage to vehicle/motorist. The crash cushions are generally placed in front of the fixed structures such as traffic barriers and gore points. The redirective crash cushions absorbs energy from impacting vehicle and directs the vehicle in another direction. For temporary road construction work, generally the remote crash cushions are used.
Increasing vehicle accidents and road safety initiatives are expected to propel the market growth during forecast period.
Every year about 1.3 million people lose their lives in the road accidents across the globe, according to Coherent Market Insight’s analysis in 2021. The road infrastructure such as warning signs/lights, safe crossing points, crash cushions, and others are placed on roadways to enhance the road safety. For instance, in 2017, WHO (World Health Organization), released Save Lives, an evident based interventions. These interventions majorly focuses on infrastructure design and improvement, speed management, vehicle safety standards, enforcement of traffic laws, and post-crash survival. In addition to this, government investments are expected to propel the growth of the global highway crash cushions market. For instance, Government of Australia is expected to spend about US$ 2.3 billion in 2021 to 2023 period under the Road Safety Program. This program includes up gradation of the road infrastructure including physical and crash cushion barriers.
Global Highway Crash Cushions Market Taxonomy
On the basis of Type, the Global Highway Crash Cushions Market is segmented into:
- Water-filled Attenuators
- Fitch Barriers
- Redirective Crash Cushions
On the basis of Convenience, the Global Highway Crash Cushions Market is segmented into:
On the basis of Region, the Global Highway Crash Cushions Market is segmented into:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Major players operating in the global highway crash cushions market include Road Systems, Inc., Energy Absorption Systems, Barrier Systems, Inc., Trinity Highway Products, SCI Products, Tata steel Europe, NV Bekaert S.A., Valmont Industries, Inc., Trinity Industries Inc. and Nucor Corporation.