Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wire rope barrier penetration

A vehicle crashed into the median light tower on an urban freeway in Australia.  Here is the story. I looked at the scene shortly afterwards.  Tyre marks lead to an offset frontal crash with the tower footing and then presumably … Continue reading

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Green crash cushions

Vegetation can be used as crash cushions.  For instance the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales write that frangible vegetation in the median provides the following benefits: “Can screen headlight glare” and “Provides a crash cushion effect” (Landscape Guideline … Continue reading

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Bike helmet laws scare over-hyped?

Is the sky going to fall on Queensland road safety?  It seems like bleak days are ahead if you read this Queensland University of Technology press release.  It’s about this parliamentary report which recommended a trial of relaxing helmet laws in certain … Continue reading

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