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Wire rope road barriers divide motorcyclists

A new Austroads report on road barriers has recommended fitting padding on the posts that hold up the wires on wire rope roadside barriers to improve rider safety, rather than scrapping them altogether. Many motorcycle riders refer to wire rope barriers as “widow-makers”, “rider slicers” and “people graters”. However, the Australian Motorcycle Council (AMC) and First …

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