About a Product

Break-Safe® Omni-Directional Breakaway System for Sign Posts

Accident research and field experience have shown that vehicles often leave the roadway impacting structures at high angles of incident.

Break-Safe® is an omni-directional breakaway support system for ground mounted signs located within roadside clear zones and other locations vulnerable to vehicular impacts. The omni-directional performance of Break-Safe® allows the system to break away with consistent, predictable behavior, regardless of the vehicle’s angle of impact, thus saving lives and reducing property damage.

Break-Safe® has been crash-tested, resulting in a FHWA acceptance letter based on NCHRP Report 350. In addition to superior safety performance, Break-Safe® provides a high structural load-carrying capacity. New national signing standards specify increased sign sizes for visibility, in addition to increased wind load levels. These changes create a significant increase in structural demands on sign supports.

Break-Safe® is designed to support a wide range of post sizes, up to and including the largest permitted by AASHTO. The flexibility built into the system gives you many choices when selecting post types and sizes for specific applications. The high-strength coupling and L-bracket design provides increasing structural capacity as the size of the post increases. This unique feature offers unmatched load-carrying capacity, and accommodates both single and multiple post configurations.

Break-Safe® offers the lowest stub height after impact (less than one inch or 25mm) of any current sign breakaways.This is essential for maximum safety and allows for variations in foundation height.

No special tools or equipment are required to install and maintain Break-Safe®. All components are easily secured using the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) turn-of-nut tightening method, eliminating the torque requirement typical with other breakaway systems.

Break-Safe® Breakaway System Models

Select the model number for breakaway sign post support system

Posts Anchors Metric Sizes U.S. Customary Sizes Models
model1
Wide
Flange
Type B W250x33 thru
W530x66
W10x22 thru
W21x44
B650
W150x18 thru
W200x31
W6x12 thru
W8x21
B525
Type A W150x14 W6x9 AI6
model2
Standard Beams
Type A S100x11 S4x7.7 AI4
model3
Square
Tube
Type B 178mm and
203mm
7" and 8" B650
127mm and
152mm
5" and 6" B525
Type A 89mm and
102mm
3.5" and 4" AS4
89mm and
102mm
3.5" and 4" AS4-H
64mm and
76mm
2.5" and 3" AS3
model4
Pipe
Type A 114mm 4.5" AP4.5
102mm 4" AP4
89mm 3.5" AP3.5
76mm 3" AP3

No special tools or equipment are required to install and maintain Break-Safe®.
All components are easily secured using the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) turn-of-nut tightening method, eliminating the torque requirement typical with other breakaway systems.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Veritatis praesentium aliquid, cum inventore sint, nisi ea pariatur accusantium laboriosam dolorum, repellat porro quidem neque hic sit natus animi molestiae quia?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Veritatis praesentium aliquid, cum inventore sint, nisi ea pariatur accusantium laboriosam dolorum, repellat porro quidem neque hic sit natus animi molestiae quia?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Veritatis praesentium aliquid, cum inventore sint, nisi ea pariatur accusantium laboriosam dolorum, repellat porro quidem neque hic sit natus animi molestiae quia?

YouTube Video