August 18, 2022

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

Riders have lengthy regarded the roadside obstacles 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 finances, over time and under-maintained.

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

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

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

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

“Victorians street customers know wire rope obstacles are very harmful. Victorians who experience 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 are usually not changing it.”

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

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