Hostile vehicles can cause considerable damage to buildings and other property as well as significant threat to life for pedestrians near to busy roads and precincts. Businesses and planners have become increasingly aware of the risk of terrorist attacks or even potential vehicle related accidents and the threat they pose to both property and the people who frequent open public spaces. There is not one solution that will absolutely guarantee the safety of the general public in a specific area so it is crucial that a multi-tiered approach to security is taken including erecting a physical, solid barrier as part of the range of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions.
Hostile vehicle management measures should also be implemented for popup or temporary events. Short term events such as fairs or festivals will need appropriate safety measures to protect attendees. HVM is also needed in temporary worksites for construction or other projects frequently to help protect workers.