Highway Care was established in 1976 by John Talbot under the name ‘Selectokil’. He saw a need to keep his staff safe while carrying out weed control services on highways, developing the mobile lane closure technique that is seen on motorways today.
Pioneering Crash Cushions
In 1990 the company changed its name to Highway Care and keeping safety front of mind, became the first private company to introduce the Traffic Mounted Attenuator (TMR) a type of crash cushion for the motorway. Highway Care are proud to have pioneered the use of crash cushions on trunk roads, helping to save the lives and prevent serious injuries to all roads users.
Mobile Traffic Products
Highway Care identified a gap in the UK market for Mobile Traffic Products and in 1995 introduced the Mobile Traffic Light Arrow as its first product in this range. Four years later it was given statutory approval by Highways England in the UK and today these are constantly used by highways maintenance trucks in order to make road users aware of maintenance work or lane closures occurring.
Light Arrows Innovation
Developments have also led to the first Vertical Lift Light Arrow and the first Red ‘X’ Light Arrow being introduced to the market and becoming staple products that Highway Care offer.
As Highway Care evolved further and trunk roads got busier, the company committed itself even further to improving both operator and driver safety.
In 2000, the BG800® steel work zone barrier was unveiled. This introduction of the new generation of portable steel barriers to the UK market has changed the face of Road Barrier Systems forever.
Committed to saving lives
The BG800® set out to protect workforces across Britain’s motorways, while also improving traffic conditions, cutting wait time for drivers.
The portable steel barrier is constantly developing to meet new test standards across the world, including N2 W2 (UK), MASH N2 H2 (US/AUS), and being installed across North America, Australia and New Zealand. We are able to offer installation services and offer the BG800 and other products either as rental or purchase options.
Our portfolio of Road Barrier Systems and Mobile Traffic Products has grown significantly and we are confident we can offer the best vehicle restraint system for your project.
Through the relationship with strategic partners and understanding the requirements of the road safety market, Highway Care is committed to developing and introducing a range of innovative safety products designed to increase safety and reduce costs.
Highway Care continuously strives to develop new and existing road safety products, which perform to the highest testing standards in the world. Our objective is to continue to provide our customers with confidence, security and belief in the products we offer, always ensuring the highest of quality and performance standards, proved in our certification of quality assurance to ISO level 9001:2008 and 9001:2015.