No matter what country you’re living in, roads would be so confusing without the necessary road markings and road signs. They show us where to go, which lane to be in and even what our speed should be in certain areas. The lack of these signs and markings would not only lead to mass disorganisation, but it would be so dangerous for everyone using roads and pavements.
The importance of separation kerbs
Another essential contributor to road safety is the separation kerb. These interlocking and recycled rubber kerbs can be used in a wide range of applications depending on the required level of separation. It is also quite versatile in that it can be installed on straight, angled or curved alignments. Installation of separation kerbs is either permanent or temporary.
The Convenience of Separation kerbs
What is convenient about our separation kerbs is that they can be supplied in one-metre sections, ensuring that you have the amount that you need which would hopefully result in minimal waste for your business. This will also allow your kerb to go around curves or tricky corners without losing any of its functionality.
Our separation kerbs can be supplied with ramped end profiles. This aims to minimise any potential hazard to motorcyclists while also decreasing the risk of pedestrians tripping over the kerb. However, there are cases where a ramped end profiles can do more harm than good, especially on stretches of road that have a higher speed limit. Vehicles coming at high speed that are suddenly confronted with a raised kerb could find themselves unable to stop in time.
This could also be a problem for narrower roads or roads that accommodate a large number of trucks or larger vehicles that require more space to move. A flushed kerb may be a better option for a road divider in cases like these.
Our recycled rubber kerbs have large moulded-in glass reflectors on the approach profiles. Delineation can be further enhanced with the inclusion of flexible bollards. Besides, these systems bolt to the pavement using our standard coach bolts and nylon plugs.
As mentioned previously, separation kerbs can be used in a range of permanent or temporary applications, examples of which can be seen below:
This is, of course, a popular use for separation kerbs and can be used to offer a higher level of delineation that simple barrier lines on the road surface. It is also an efficient way of separating lanes. Because of the kerb’s flexibility, it can be easily installed on a curved surface and will follow the length of the road for as long as it is needed.
Separation kerbs can also be used in a provisional application if roadworks are being done on that section of the road. It will safely and effectively be able to redirect vehicles. This means that traffic detour situations could also benefit from the use of temporary kerbs.
Separation kerbs can act as temporary safety barriers when workers are working on the road.
It acts as a two-fold protection initiative by shielding the workers and the worksite itself from traffic as well as protecting any potential pedestrians from dangers associated with a work- or construction site. A car ploughing into a worksite could cause fatalities, injuries or even the collapse of the site itself.
These safety barriers are the ideal solution when the whole lane cannot be closed or in cases where the roadworks or construction are more long term.
If the kerbs are being used to assist in worksite protection, other safety protocols also need to be followed. These include implementing lowered speed levels.
These separation kerbs can also be used in two-lane roads or especially in roads with an opposing traffic situation like a dual carriageway. Some of these highways or freeways may have a median flush divider such as a stretch of grass for example. This could still be dangerous as it will not completely stop a car from driving in the wrong direction. An erected separation kerb will physically restrict these vehicles from driving on the wrong side of the road and could, therefore, significantly reduce the risk of a vehicle accident.
The reflectors on these separation kerbs mean that safety and efficiency are assured during the day as well as at night.
Separation Kerb to suit your every need
As you can see, separation kerbs are extraordinarily versatile and can be adapted and applied to your specific requirements. This versatility is extended to the fact that it can be used in both permanent and temporary applications. If you have any questions about our product, give us a call or send us an email.
Our team members have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the industry and will, therefore, be able to assist you and answer any questions that you may have. Contact Traffic West Systems today. If you’re looking for reliable and professional separation kerb experts, you’ve come to the right place.