Remember Texas A&M’s previous truck-decapitating barrier? Well, the university’s Transportation Institute has developed a new barrier, but rather than stop a vehicle dead in its tracks this new one is aimed at saving lives.
It’s designed for causeway bridges and is meant to stop a truck or any other vehicle that slams into the barrier from crashing through and falling off the edge. As the video shows, the barrier is quite effective, even for relatively tall vehicles traveling at highway speeds.
The main difference is the height of the barrier, which now stands at 42 inches as opposed to the 25-inch height most causeways around the country use. According to Fox News, Texas A&M will now determine how much it will cost to replace the older barriers with this new design.
Below are additional videos that show the results when a pickup truck and a car are involved.