Universal TAU-II™ Crash Cushion

The TAU-II™ is a fully re-directive crash cushion used at difficult locations where the most demanding performance is a necessity.

As a consequence this system has been tested exhaustively.

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TAU-II™ Crash Cushion
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The TAU-II™ Crash Cushion system is ideally suited for roadway hazards such as the ends of rigid barriers, tollbooths, utility poles and more.

Where it is preferred to have the majority of impact trajectories on the impact side of the system, such as narrow median and roadside applications, the TAU-II™ is the most effective, cost-efficient crash cushion system available.

The TAU-II Crash Cushion system acts as a shield at the ends of median barriers and other permanent fixtures. Absorbing and dissipating the kinetic energy of impacting vehicles, improving safety in event of a collision.

Provided in lengths to suit 50km/h – 100km/h impact speeds


  • Approved to NCHRP 350 TL-1, 2 and 3
  • Lowest life cycle cost cushion available
  • Fully re-directive crash cushion
  • Multiple foundation and transition options available
  • Ease of installation
  • Low maintenance, high reusability of system components
  • Delivered assembled
  • No debris build up due to open architecture


  • Designed to stand alone or attach to a permanent or portable concrete barrier
  • Steel elements are hot-dip galvanised
  • Plastic components are formulated for long outdoor use
  • Hazard widths: 1000mm – 2440mm max
  • Three foundation options are available. The most common being a 28 Mpa non reinforced concrete slab, 200mm thick
  • Transitions to: concrete, w – beam, thrie-beam
  • Design speeds: 50km/h – 100km/h
  • Ideally suited as permanent protection of roadway hazards from 1000mm to 2440mm in width

Standards and Approvals

The Universal TAU-II™ Crash Cushion System is designed, tested and approved to NCHRP 350, Test Level 3 testing conditions for hazard widths up to 2.6 metres and for capacities from TL-1 (50 km/h) to over TL-3 (100 km/h).

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Merger of Australian Construction Products and Safe Direction

We are delighted to announce the merger of Safe Direction Pty Ltd and Australian Construction Products Pty Ltd (ACP).
On 1 May 2023 Jaybro, Australia’s leading supplier to the civil construction and infrastructure sector, and owner of ACP, purchased 100% of the share capital of Safe Direction. Under Jaybro’s ownership the two businesses will be merged to form Australia’s preeminent company manufacturing and supplying vehicle barrier systems.

A compelling motivation for the merger is the value created for our customers from combining the collective resources and knowledge of the two companies. Notably there will be significant broadening of the product range and enhancement to distribution reach and capacity. There will be transitionary steps as the two businesses assemble under the one entity, Safe Direction. Part of this transition includes the consolidation of the products and services offered by the merged business into a single web domain www.safedirection.com.au

We trust that this merger will provide increased value to you and we look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance.