This vehicle was rear-ended at high speed and whilst a small amount of damage was caused to the vehicle where the car hit it directly, absolutely no damage was caused at the points where the rack is connected to the van. The side rack simply swivels forward upon impact so no damage is caused to the roof rack either. In fact even the spring loaded poles were undamaged.
The red and white hazard plates fitted to Arrow’s racks, serve not only as a visible width warning but also as an extra safety measure during severe breaking or an accident. They will, in the event of an accident, stop the glass from sliding forward past the drivers door. A somewhat important measure if your operative is driving in warm weather with his arm out of the window.