Article in SMH today. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/barriers-...d-to-safety-20130104-2c8u7.html#ixzz2H3dgz1qv Of particular note: "Since 1998, Sweden has pursued a ''Vision Zero'' target of no fatal road accidents. The country has not hit the target, but it has had great success in trying to get there, in particular by erecting strong cords of wire rope to keep motorists within a lane. The idea behind wire rope, which is also used on some NSW roads, is that it helps guide a car back into position if, through falling asleep or misadventure, the driver starts to steer their car out of the lane. An Austroads analysis of wire rope barriers at three sites on the Pacific Highway from Byron Bay to Macksville between 2003 and 2006 found casualties ''fell appreciably'' where the wire ropes were installed. A more detailed Victorian study by researchers at the Monash University Accident Research Centre of about 100 kilometres of barrier in the state showed the chance of serious crashes more than halved when the ropes were installed. In Sweden, estimates of their efficiency are up to 90 per cent. ''From the top of my head, I don't think we've had a fatality for vehicle on vehicle in any of the area where we've got the wire ropes,'' Gay says. He will roll out more wire rope this year, but says he is constrained by its cost. ''They are very dear, about $300 to $400 a metre. We haven't got that money to spare, so we are using them in the worst places on the black spots,'' he says." Notice the statement " from memory we have never had a vehicle on vehicle fatality in any of the area where we've got wire ropes". Seems a carefully chosen statement to me. I thought government was already aware of the risks posed to riders from these death traps?