Soft poles absorb the energy of a crash
Soft Poles are energy absorbing columns. They reduce the impact of the crash for the passengers and avoid the risk of a second collision.In case of a collision, the yielding of the soft pole slows the speed of the colliding car down.The controlled speed reduction softens the impact. The energy of the mass of the vehicle and the speed of the car get transformed into the deformation of the pole. The strong conical shape of the pole changes into a soft ribbonThe impact of the pole on the colliding vehicle is limited in that way so the passenger cage stays in shape. The risk for injuries stays limited.
Source: softpolesbenelux.beAdded: 14 June 2006