FHWA MASH Eligibility
Work Area Protection MASH Announcement
Work Area Protection would like to formally announce that in August of 2016 the SCI Smart Cushion ground mounted crash attenuator received its eligibility letter from the FHWA stating that it meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). Testing was completed by an independent testing facility. All tests were performed including the optional midsize car test. These tests were performed on the same SCI Smart Cushion design used for NCHRP 350 testing. The fact that the SCI could ramp up forces to pass MASH with no changes proved that it really is a ‘Smart Cushion’.