The MERIDIAN Archer-Guard is a crash cushion that is comprised of three Archer 1200 Barriers connected by six four-foot (1.2 meters) arrestor cables. The system is MASH certified and is non-lethal to the driver when engaged at the certified speeds and vehicle weights of MASH standards 40 and 41. The Archer-Guard is engineered to bring the vehicle to a slow controlled stop in the event it passes into a restricted work zone area. The system collects the vehicle and wraps the barriers around the vehicle to stop within a range of 24.7’ (7.5M) to 45.2’ (13.9M). The Archer-Guard uses the kinetic energy of the vehicle and the steel mass of the barrier to dig into the road surface and stop the vehicle while not penetrating the vehicle.