Wire rope barriers promise widow vote honoured

Wire rope barrier advocate honoured

A road safety academic who advocates wire rope barriers, lower speed limits and mandatory hi-vis vests for riders, and alcohol interlocks and electronic rider aids on bikes has been honoured with a special award. UNSW Sydney Professor Raphael Grzebieta has been honoured with the 2019 Kenneth A Stonex award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to …

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Wire rope barriers promise widow vote honoured

Promise to halt wire rope barriers

A pre-election promise to halt the rollout of wire rope barriers (WRBs) in Victoria falls short of advocating against their use. The promise has been made by the Victorian Liberal Nationals ahead of this month’s State election. They are not advocating against their use. “The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers,” their …

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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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