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NSW - not just mobile speed cams - WRB as well

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Zaphod69, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. In the press release on the RTA website it talks about the mobile speed camera's and that seems to be the focus discussed on the forums.

    Having read through it I found this:
    Safety Upgrades on High Crash Areas - $50 million
    Installing audio-tactile lines, wire rope barriers and widening road shoulders on
    roads with a history of head on crashes or vehicles running off the road.

    The mobile cams are a PITA but the WRB slices riders the pieces - when is there going to be an outcry about these lethal barriers?
  2. 0_0

    I can't see that as a good thing.. Don't fall off I guess... Do we know what audio-tactile lines are? Are they those things they have on the highways that make a mad racket in your car when you drive over them?
  3. Do you have a study that prove WRB are fatal or worse than other barriers? All we have is heresay & media spin on that front.

    If you were to hit a WRB at a force that would decapitate you, hitting anything would surely kill you.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't like the idea, but I've not seen anything to show they are worse than other barriers.

    There was a discussion a while ago about this, apparently the upright poles are the danger to riders, & the Gubment was going to wrap them in foam... Don't know if they did...
  4. WRB's have been done to death, it's the poles that kill you not the wires.
  5. Not true, there are at least 2 stories floating (i.e. http://www.cheesecutter.co.nz/ ) around of riders being sliced up by the wires, I wouldn't like to come in contact with either though...
  6. from http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/BIKES/news/41596.html

    From http://www.monash.edu.au/muarc/reports/atsb201.pdf