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A new safety barrier can protect pedestrians and property from out of control vehicles. Called Curb-I, the system is a triple bollard barrier assembly that can be quickly and easily installed on pedestrian walkways and in front of commercial areas to provide protection. Developed by RSA Protective Technologies, the Curb-It system has undergone extensive testing and can be used to stop vehicles weighing up to 2.3tonnes and travelling at up to 13km/h. Vehicles are typically deflected by up to 3m after impact with the Curb-It triple bollard barrier, according to RSA Protective Technologies. A single person can install the system in less than an hour using standard tools and without the need for pneumatic hammers, poured concrete, street closures or debris removal. The Curb-It bollard system is made from carbon steel and is corrosion-resistant with an anti-slip polymer coating along the base. Bollards measure 914mm high by 152mm in diameter and stand 1.22m apart, while weighing 318kg. The system comes with a one-year factory warranty and is specifically designed as an affordable safety retrofit solution for applications such as fuel stations, schools, restaurants or outdoor dining areas.