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Are wire rope barriers ‘rider slicers’?

The dangers to motorcycle riders of wire rope barriers may have been overstated, according to an AustRoads report and the Australian Motorcycle Council. Motorcycle riders have called wire rope barriers “widow-makers”, “rider slicers” and “people graters”. However, an AustRoads “Improving Roadside Safety” report has found that fixed barriers are more dangerous than semi-rigid or flexible …

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