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Looks like a typical roadside barrier, but it’s an invention that will save countless lives

11. January 2017 - By Diana M. Nichols

In the United States, over 37,000 people die every year as a result of car accidents. There is also an additional 2.35 million others who are left injured or disabled as a result of automobile accidents. It breaks my heart to say this, but nearly 10,000 of the people killed in these crashes are individuals under the age of 20.

These are just numbers from the United States. If we took a look at the global number, the number of deaths involving cars increases exponentially.

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What can we do to decrease this staggering number? Well, a South Korean company, Eti Co LTD, is tackling the problem by creating an innovative shock-absorbing fence.

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The idea behind the fence is to lessen the force of impact when a collision takes place and to reduce the number of fatal accidents.

All of this is possible by these yellow barrels.

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If you take a look at the image shown above, the innovative railing system is simply composed of a sturdy steel tube and plastic barrels. The steel tubes are placed into the ground (just like any other railing system), but what changes is the fact that this new railing has little yellow barrels.

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