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Star lover
February 21st, 2019, 07:39 AM
The yellow barrels you'll see placed along highway roadsides around potential crash hazards are commonly known as Fitch barriers, named for John Fitch, the race car driver turned roadside safety expert who designed them.

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Relatively inexpensive to install and maintain, the sand- or water-filled barrels absorb the impact of an oncoming car, slowing or stopping it before it hits a less forgiving structure, such as a bridge abutment.

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They're a simple and effective way to improve the chances of a wayward driver's walking away from a crash.

LauraP
February 21st, 2019, 09:46 PM
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Forget where I saw him but I thought he was cute

geegeequilts
February 22nd, 2019, 04:21 PM
That cute guy would get me to slow down.

Gina