Storefront crashes have become an epidemic in the United States. Each and every day, a news report comes out about an individual crashing their car into a building or, even worse, a group of people. This has happened from pedal mistakes, losing control of the car, and even terrorist attacks.
Legislation is also being written and voted on to expand the use of protection bollards in high pedestrian-traffic areas. Congressman Dan Donovan, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, joined fellow New York Representative Adriano Espaillat to introduce the Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (STOP) Act, which is a bipartisan legislation that provides funding to cities to install safety bollards in high pedestrian areas to prevent attacks.
Congressmen Donovan also introduced the Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act, which instructs the Department of Homeland Security to develop tools to address evolving terror tactics, including vehicular attacks. The bill also ensures that first responders can use vital Homeland Security Grant Program and Urban Area Security Initiative funding to address security vulnerabilities of public spaces, such as bus stops, bike paths, and other mass gathering locations.
According to Rob Reiter, the Storefront Crash Expert, storefront crashes happen 60 times per day which causes injuries to over 4,000 people annually and kills as many as 500 people per year.
That is why Ideal Shield has joined in with the Storefront Safety Council to be an advocate of storefront crash protection and a dealer of storefront protection products, including our bollard posts and bollard sign systems.
Statistics from StorefrontCrashExpert.com’s Rob Reiter:
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For more information, view this article on Store Front Safety’s website here.
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