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« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2014, 12:20:06 pm »


They "deflect" that energy right back into the person who hits it, resulting in higher fatalities and chance of injury.


If you hit it head on, yes.  Otherwise there is still momentum at an oblique angle, greatly dissipated.  Same angle striking a cable; you are brought to a complete stop immediately, where the G-forces are more likely to be lethal.
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« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2014, 12:40:07 pm »

If you hit it head on, yes.  Otherwise there is still momentum at an oblique angle, greatly dissipated.  Same angle striking a cable; you are brought to a complete stop immediately, where the G-forces are more likely to be lethal.

Not true according to the information I previously posted (which comes from the Feds)
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« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2015, 08:24:38 am »

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/sapulpa-motorcyclist-dies-in-wreck-with-cable-barrier-on-u/article_5a054f0b-8b15-5105-86d8-6a87ababcc9a.html
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« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2015, 09:38:56 am »


Those troopers apparently didnt say if a helmet would have been relevant to his injuries.
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« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2015, 12:03:13 pm »

Those troopers apparently didnt say if a helmet would have been relevant to his injuries.

Someone on a motorcycle at highway speed without a helmet who leaves to road, I'm not sure if it matters which of the 98 ways that ends in death. Could've died running into a beany baby barrier.
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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2015, 09:09:12 am »

I'm sure a helmet would have protected the head after it was decapitated from the cable barrier......
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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2015, 11:38:33 am »

I'm sure a helmet would have protected the head after it was decapitated from the cable barrier......


Keeps it all centrally located for easy scoop shovel retrieval... there is no winning in that kind of scenario.


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« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2017, 10:10:02 am »

The contracts for repairing these in perpetuity must be lucrative; why else would we continue to do something that consistently doesnt work?


A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon when he was hit head-on by an SUV that leapt a cable barrier dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Keystone Expressway.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/update-motorcyclist-killed-in-head-on-collision-on-u-s/article_81738347-b4e4-5d21-98ce-ee70f8433f23.html
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« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2017, 08:34:37 pm »

10 years ago some of you thought I was talking out my donkey on how bad these are.

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=7094.0
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« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2017, 04:38:49 pm »

10 years ago some of you thought I was talking out my donkey on how bad these are.

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=7094.0

If the Suburban was already rolling when it got to the barrier, the barrier may have just been an incidental player in this mess rather than a cause.  It was shocking to see the Harley bagger inside the Suburban via the windshield.  I believe that's what you call a million-to-one shot.

Oh, but cable barriers do still suck.
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« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2017, 09:54:12 am »

10 years ago some of you thought I was talking out my donkey on how bad these are.

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=7094.0


On a very early ABATE Toy Run - about number 4 or 5, IIRC - after toys were delivered, and everyone left the bar across from Jack's, one of the participants was going through the inner dispersal loop and had some trouble keeping it straight and level on the road.  The passenger panicked and either tried to step off, or was thrown from the back of the bike (not sure which), sliding down the guard rail barrier there and basically was cut into halves.  Any bike incident can turn serious to the point of grim in a flash.  As can car wrecks.  

Having said that, the cables seem like a much easier way for things to go very badly, very quickly, in a bigger variety of vehicles.  And maintenance has to be just pure stupid - another gravy train kickback event for someone's cronies!

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