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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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