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Vehicle restraint systems: historical perspective and future challenges

Sergio Corredor Peña
Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Metallic Systems Protection Vial (SIMEPROVI)
Chief Executive Officer


This article aims to reflect the developments that have taken in Spain to protect the roadsides by containment systems vehicles, a factor that has undoubtedly contributed to the significant improvement of the security conditions of the experienced road in these 60 years existence of Highways magazine.

This historical review will lead us to the current situation of the sector, marked by constant innovation and the difficult economic situation, and the challenges of the future, which are summarized in achieving that accidents departure roadway are the least harmful as possible, for which shall require the effort of all stakeholders in the sector, as public authorities, manufacturers and research bodies and certification.


Vehicle restraint system, Security Barrier, Road safety, Equipment, Medium, Margin, Exit road, Accident.

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