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post #1 of 7 Old May 6th, 2008, 4:37 am Thread Starter
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In Norway they have mounted a rail under the toprail(see picture) this is for avoiding the bike too get betveen\under the toprail. The person on picture in a wheelchair drove the bike(picture 2) 8 years ago. But this is only one road they have used this idea on, hope it will bee more. Do you over there have similar safety of any cind??
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Re: Road safety

Some sections of the interstate highway system in Louisiana and Texas are using cast-in-place concrete barriers to separate the two sides of the divided highway. These barriers are well designed and offer good safety to a motorcyclist.

Where that type barrier is not used they are often using a steel cable system apparently designed by the same guy who wrote the movie script for the "chainsaw massacres". This system has steel posts about 4 feet high with two or three strands of about 1/2" steel cable strung on them. The posts stick up about 6" above the top strand like teeth on a saw blade just in case the steel cable hasn't done its job.

Both of these systems are still being installed. It's only a matter of time before there is an accident on the cable barriers so horrific that they will be ripped up. In the meantime all we can do is be very careful.

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Re: Road safety

Do you ment this kind of bacon slicer??
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Do you ment this kind of bacon slicer??
Yup.. that's the "new" ones!!! great, huh?

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Re: Road safety

I cringe ever time I go by these all along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando. I think there is a video on you tube showing the results of a bike/wire collision.

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Re: Road safety

The Ohio Dept. of Transportation has installed these steel tension restraining systems all over Columbus interstates. They have done a good job of keeping cars from crossing the median, but I hate to think what they would do to us.

I hope I never find out.

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