New-style crash barrier being tested on roads in County Durham
A NEW MESH barrier, designed to minimise the danger posed to motorcyclists by barriers in the event of an accident is being tested in Durham County.
Engineers from Durham County Council are completing the installation of a new style of roadside crash barrier on the A689 road, close to the entrance to Killhope Lead Museum in upper Weardale.
Further installations at other sites are planned once the new barrier is established at Killhope.
A police spokesman said safety methods will continue to be researched, with possibilities including special padding fixed to road signs and lampposts in vulnerable positions.
Durham County are also looking at ways to treat drain covers and manholes to make them less of a hazard to bikers.
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