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UK: No Motorcycle Unfriendly (and Killing) Barriers

1
January
2008
  Posted at 03:00:00 PM
  File under  Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

UK Wire Barrier
Looks like the UK authorities managed to get some sense (at last).

Barriers that have been outlawed in many countries, are now no longer part of the UK plans for certain roads. The barriers (or dividers) are in fact strong metal wires, that normally will hold a car from drifting to the wrong side of the road in case of an accident.

However, if a motorcycle rider goes down, and slides to the other side, you're going to end up with 2 riders instead of one, if you catch my drift...

Here in France, the government has already started some years ago in a (not so energetic) program to make all crash barriers motorcycle friendly. The problem is that there are a lot of roads and barriers, so I don't think I'll see the end of it in my life time.

Back in the UK, it's good to see that some people have realized what their mistakes could mean in terms of motorbiker lives.

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