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Beetham traffic barriers a hazard

Published: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Concrete traffic barriers are used in highway construction mainly to separate vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and the shape of the barriers, if well constructed to a highway code, is designed to minimise damage to vehicles which may come into contact with them and avoid injury to people. The tyres of a vehicle travelling parallel to the barriers will ride up on the angled base of the barrier, before the vehicle contacts the concrete. I speak here from personal experience.

On the Beetham Highway, in recent times, barriers have been left scattered haphazardly in a random pattern thereby posing a dangerous hazard to traffic. Barriers should be installed connected end-to-end to guide any stray vehicle back in line safely. A vehicle impacting a three-ton concrete block will suffer severe damage causing grave injury to occupants. Will authorities please remedy soon?

MICHAEL JAY WILLIAMS

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