Motorcycle Friendly Crash Barriers

The aim of the campaign is to persuade the UK Government to make an immediate public commitment that:

There will be no more wire rope type barrier systems fitted in the UK.

That these high maintenance and expensive systems will be systematically identified and replaced expediently.

A review of the placement of crash barriers needs to be undertaken with those identified as dangerous for motorcycles to be fitted with a motorcycle-friendly guard rail.

Decisions by road authorities to install Vehicle Restraint Systems should take into consideration the safety of motorcyclists so that they are not a greater danger than the obstacle they are intended to protect.

Our campaigns aims regarding Europe are bearing fruition:

In Europe the new standard for crash barriers - EN 1317 should include testing with motorcycles, so that crash barriers can be proven safe for all road users.

Motorcycle-friendly secondary rails and all other forms of post protection devices are included in the standards of tests for other vehicles.

Thus allowing road authorities in the UK the freedom to fit these systems and devices without expensive and time consuming secondary UK testing.