- Department of Transport
- United Kingdom
Wire rope barriers are dangerous and expensive. Where they have been installed, motorcyclists colliding with them have suffered horrific injuries and death, often far worse than the consequences of the item the wire rope was protecting them from.
Recent studies have shown that they are also more expensive to maintain than their competitors. Various countries such as the Netherlands and Norway have banned their use so there is no reason why they continue to be used in the UK.
We, the undersigned, want to stop wire rope barriers being installed in the United Kingdom and to have existing barriers removed.
They are a hazard for motorcyclists and should be outlawed.
The No to Wire Rope Barriers petition to Department of Transport was written by Chris Hodder and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.