July 5, 2022

Norway is eradicating wire rope boundaries from a six-kilometre stretch of highway close to the capital of Oslo in a win for motorcyclist security.

Riders have lengthy regarded the roadside boundaries as a hazard.

The auditor’s report discovered there was no proof to help the claimed security advantages for motorcyclists and scooter riders.

It additionally discovered Victoria’s WRB rollout was nearly $100m over funds, over time and under-maintained.

Australian rider teams have lengthy referred to as for the rollout of wire rope boundaries to be halted.

Within the wake of the Norwegian transfer, Bike Riders Affiliation of Australia spokesman Damien Codognotto has written to Victorian MPs calling for the boundaries to be eliminated.

He says wire rope boundaries are a lethal menace to bicycle, scooter and motorbike riders.

“They are saying there’s no proof to counsel wire rope boundaries are extra hazardous than different roadside, or centre-of-road therapies, which is why they’re used all around the world, he says.

“Victorians highway customers know wire rope boundaries are very harmful. Victorians who journey abroad know that no nation makes use of as a lot wire rope barrier as Victoria. Some nations have banned it. Some are pulling it out. Some should not changing it.”

He disputes claims that wire rope barrier saves lives within the majority of automotive crash incidents.

The MRAA has referred to as for a search of video and picture sources together with Youtube, dashcam.com and media libraries for photographs of crashes involving wire rope boundaries to see what number of carry out as promoted by Street Security Victoria, previously VicRoads.
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