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“Safety Edge” Paving Shoe

This paving shoe attaches to a paver with a universal bracket, which is provided with the shoe. The Safety Edge is a simple but effective solution that can help save lives by allowing drivers who drift off highways to return to the road safely. Instead of a vertical drop-off, the Safety Edge shapes the edge of the pavement to 30 degrees. Research has shown this is the optimal angle to allow drivers to re-enter the roadway safely. Several counties in Kansas have borrowed this attachment and have reported good results.

Safety Edge Paving Shoe