Many regional and rural roads are narrow and have unstable road shoulders which are not uniform, have edge breaks and drop offs causing driving hazards for road users.
The risk of a vehicle crashing as a result of running off the road was 2.7 times greater on roads with narrow pavements as opposed to roads with widened pavements.
Rural undivided roads with little or no sealed shoulder of less than 0.5m, had 1.7 times higher risk of casualty crashes than roads with 2m of sealed shoulders.
1m of shoulder widening conjunction with audible lines has shown a 35% reduction in run off road crashes and 22.5% reduction in run off road death and serious injuries
Unsealed & sealed road shoulders of 1-2m significantly reduces the risk of run off road crashes by giving the motor vehicle driver an area in which to recover, regain control and get safely back onto the road.
The innovative ShoulderMaster SM2100 is the future of road safety, adding between 0.5m up to 2.3m to any road with minimal disruption to traffic.
The ShoulderMaster shoulder paving attachment is over 50% more cost effective and three times faster than that of traditional methods, giving road custodians the potential to complete twice the amount of work for the same budgets.
The reduced use of construction plant in the ShoulderMaster SM2100 process results in increased efficiency and cost savings in the reduction in the consumption of fossil fuel with an energy saving of over 70%.