On NOV 6, 2014 a truck crashes through wire rope barrier on the Hume Highway near Holbrook, NSW.
On Dec 2 we photographed the crash site.
On December 8, The Border Mail newspaper quoted the General Manager of the NSW Centre for Road Safety. She said that wire rope barriers could better absorb the impact from crashes.
Obviously 2 WRB did not stop this truck and, in my opinion, only the truck drivers skill prevented the large vehicle from crashing head-on into northbound traffic. The crash site was not repaired a month after the crash.
Please email us a list of research titles that prove WRB works to absorb the impact from crashes of most vehicles in 110 kph zones. Please send us the link to guidelines for repairs and maintenance for WRB. What is the recommend time WRB can be left on a 110 kph road in NSW.
Links to the Border Mail and the Motor Report stories on WRB crashes are on our blog at:
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders Group