The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working on a solution to vehicles crashing into buildings.
The institute announced last month that it is looking for a way to strengthen of the concrete poles known as bollards that are designed to act as a barrier between vehicles and buildings.
According to TTI, about 20 vehicles crash into a building each day in the United States — which amounts to 7,300 incidents annually — with 70 percent involving convenience stores, restaurants or other businesses.
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Texas A&M Transportation Institute to set bollard standards