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Crash Cushions

Safety of the workforce and general public is paramount in today’s traffic management environment. The Blakedale Crash Cushion Vehicle (also known as an Impact Protection Vehicle or IPV) is designed to protect the workforce in the event of a vehicle impact.

All of our Crash Cushions are fully approved to NCHRP350 level 3 and the 3-51 UK test at 110kph (70mph).

All vehicles come complete with a bespoke traffic management body which includes, sign rack, illuminated cone wells, handrails, anti-slip flooring and under body storage.

In addition they are all fitted with reverse alarms, reverse cameras, work lights, warning alarms and high specification lighting.

New vehicles produced post 2014 have been fitted with LED lighting, side scan and vehicle- turning- left warning systems. New body upgrades include bigger under body storage areas, additional load lock bars and dividers in the sign rack.

All vehicles are fitted with a vertical lift light arrow board which allows much needed additional storage space to be utilised at the rear of the body.

Although the majority of Blakedale Crash Cushions are fitted to 18 or 26 tonne vehicles with traffic management bodies, we also offer dedicated short wheel base Impact Protection Vehicles.

18t Traffic Management Vehicles with Crash Cushion

Operating Features

18t Traffic Management Vehicles fitted with Crash Cushion tested and approved to NCHRP350 tests at 110 Km/h (70mph) and vertical lift light arrow board. F.O.R.S. compliant

18t Traffic Management Vehicles with Crash Cushion
18t Traffic Management Vehicles with Crash Cushion

Specification to Include

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  • 18t sleeper or extended day cab with 6.3m - 6.5m wheelbase
  • Dual passenger seat with seatbelts and headrests
  • Painted yellow or white

Traffic Management Body

  • Bespoke drop side traffic management body complete with cone wells and covers
  • Detachable safety handrails and posts
  • Front and rear load lock system
  • Anti - slip floor to load area
  • Sign rack with internal divider and locking bar
  • Under body storage
  • High- visibility Chapter 8 side-stripes, chevrons and Highway Maintenance decal


  • Twin rear view camera and monitor
  • Reverse alarm
  • Reverse sensors (on selected vehicles)
  • Front mounted LED beacon bar
  • Front and rear mounted LED strobes (on selected vehicles)
  • 2 x LED work lights mounted on front sign rack
  • 2 x LED lights and emergency stop switch in the cone wells
  • F.O.R.S. compliant including,
  • Close proximity, blind spot and side scan system with audible and visual warnings (on selected vehicles)
  • Cab mounted, rear facing, blind spot view camera (on selected vehicles)
  • Vehicle turning left warning system (on selected vehicles)

Crash Cushion

  • Crash Cushion tested and approved to
  • NCHRP350 Test TD49/07 at 110 Km/h (70mph)
  • All new fleet addition Crash Cushions post 2014 tested and approved to NCHRP350 tests
  • 3-50, 3-51 and optional tests 3-52 and 3-53 UK Test TD49/07 at 110 Km/h (70mph)
  • Vertical lift LED light arrow board fitted with 2 x LED work lights and 2 x beacons
  • Auto brake system
  • Prominent sticker warning cyclists of the danger of passing the vehicle on the inside