Flex-screen

Highway Safety

We offer an innovative and practical product/invention which can provide an effective way to screen off accidents and eliminate the problem of rubbernecking. This easy to handle system is made of 40 loose elements, which can be easily assembled by only two road workers, anywhere on site. The stainless steel models have a compact storage system that's easily transported and one single set can be extended to the required length of a maximum of one hundred meters. Design intent is focussed on speed and safety and to provide an easy and simple method to screen off an accident on a highway to prevent rubbernecking, thus promoting traffic flow and increase highway safety.

Placing and storage

The stainless steel frames are all fitted with the patented Wilchem wind flap-screen, which is connected in the frames by T-rips. This very practical solution makes it possible to perform fast and easy repairs if the screen has been damaged. All screens can be placed in a straight line by using heavy steel holders that must be placed flat on the ground first. The entire assembly (meaning very light screens and steel support holders) can be transported on a three meter long trailer which is developed especially for this purpose by Wilchem. For quick installation anywhere on site, the left and the right side of the support trailer can carry all the needed light weight screens which can simply be taken off or placed back to a T-frame. To give this panel screen maximum stability on the ground, every 4th and 5th panel also can be placed harmonica wise. This way the screen has less chance to tip over.

Reducing congestion

When this incident screen is set up fast on site and positioned in the right way in front of an accident, the view of motorists can be blocked to minimise rubbernecking and prevent traffic tie-ups and additional accidents. The Flex-screen also privatizes a fatal accident so firearm personnel don't have to stand there holding a tarp up. This system is the newest way to shield of accidents. It has been proven many times that the only way to eliminate rubbernecking is putting blinders on drivers but the rubbernecking screen provides a viable alternative which could be a factor in reducing highway congestion and accidents which are caused by distracted drivers.