Energy absorbing terminals are used to start and finish a safety barrier in a safe way.
They shall prevent vehicles from crashing with the beginning or the end of safety barrier.
Common for all energy absorbing terminals are that they shall be tested according to a speed class. The properties of energy absorbing terminals are described by:
- Speed class
- Impact severity level
- Class of lateral displacement
- Redirection zone class
For the time being CE-marking of energy absorbing terminals is not possible, then the current standard is not harmonized.