Accepted that wire rope and steel post type crash barriers are hazardous to motorcyclists’ safety in a collision;
Agreed to actively promote, through Northern Ireland road restraint systems standards, the wider use of much safer motorcycle protection system barrier installations at high-risk locations which are or could be particularly hazardous to motorcyclists; and
Agreed to work with the local universities on any research projects, with the goal of developing a crash barrier system that is much less harmful to motorcyclists but still effective against twin-track vehicles.
These official Irish and Australian acceptances of the dangers of WRBs represent a significant step in the move to have them banned.
Meanwhile, the potentially lethal barriers continue to be rolled out across the nation.