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High capacity sign posts

Road safety is a top priority. Especially in hectic times, on heavily trafficked roads and with busy minds, it is important to realize that even at low speeds, a car crash can be fatal. Colliding with an aluminium-made Hydro sign post is a different matter.

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Hydro high capacity sign posts

In addition to Hydro's crash-friendly aluminium lighting columns and traffic signal poles, we also offer aluminium sign posts. These high-capacity posts reduce the risk of personal injury even after a crash of high force. Thus our crash-friendly sign posts increase safety on the roads.

To develop the safest constructions for our roads, we have conducted crash tests on our aluminium pole products since the 1970s. The knowledge we have gained from these tests has led to a range of safe, secure, and crash-friendly aluminium solutions that reduce the risk of personal injuries after a collision.

Single-leg and multi-leg sign construction

  • Single-leg and multi-leg posts with signage
  • Bending moment up to 80 kNm
  • Installed on a baseplate, rigid foundation
  • Upon impact, the post breaks at ground level
  • Non energy absorbing-certified according to the passive safe performance detailed in EN12767:2019 
  • Maintenance-free
  • Sustainable with 100% recyclability and Cradle to Cradle certified on the post profiles

Single-leg and multi-leg sign construction

Expertise in passive safety

Our expertise and years of experience in the execution of crash tests have led us to produce a whitepaper about passive safe light poles and support structures. We are happy to share our knowledge with you.

Crash test movie high capacity sign posts real-time

Crash test movie high capacity sign posts slow motion

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