Vehicle Impact to Buildings – Prevention
Even More Safety Tips
Keeping pedestrians and moving vehicles separated is vital. Bollards, guardrails and signage direct people to walk in safe, predictable areas.
Reduce Vehicle Speeds
Slowing vehicles down means drivers have more time to see and react to pedestrians, other vehicles, and signage and pedestrians have more time to get out of the way. When a crash is unavoidable, the slower a vehicle’s speed, the better the chances of minimizing damage.
Shield People & Property
The types of barriers that can be erected to prevent these accidents include bollard posts, large planters or other architectural items that actually enhance appearance while offering a layer of protection. Bollards can be removable, retractable or fixed but must be tall enough for drivers to see.
Point Cars into Safety Zones
Orient parking spaces so they’re pointed away from people and buildings. Arrange parking so vehicles pull in toward a planted berm or other pedestrian‐free zone.
Don’t Rely on Car Stops or Curbs
Standard 6 ‐ 8 inch car stops or curbs are not effective barriers for moving vehicles. Once the wheels roll up over the edge, there’s nothing to impede the vehicle’s momentum.