The SoftStop® System is a tangent, single-sided, energy absorbing, re-directive, and gating end terminal. During head-on impacts within the MASH criteria, the SoftStop® System is designed to dissipate energy by the head travelling down the anchored W-Beam panels. During the length-of-need side impacts within MASH criteria, the SoftStop® System is designed to contain and redirect the impacting vehicle. The SoftStop® System is tested to the MASH Test Level 3 standards. The method of energy absorption is vertical compression and tension.