Cost Benefit Analysis has found one can quickly justify the Mobile Barriers MBT-1®. Considering savings in traffic control equipment & manpower costs alone, the barrier can pay for itself with nominal usage in less than 2 years, at only 15-20 uses per year. The barrier has a life cycle costs of less than $20,000/year. With a 20 year life, there is a high probability of saving someone’s life and preventing injury and incidents. Some barriers have been hit multiple times, even by semi trucks, and have been credited with saving multiple lives and turning potentially serious incidents into non-events. Errant vehicles are often redirected and drive away. Considering overall benefits to workers and the public, California research found a cost benefit of $1.9 Million per year, per barrier. Considering workzone fatalities, the USDOT has issued guidance valuing a single life at over $9.6 million.
The Mobile Barriers MBT-1® is covered up to 90% by HSIP and other federal funds such as NHPP, STBGP, and FEMA.
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