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While crash barriers have saved the lives of thousands of drivers, hitting a crash barrier is a factor in eight to 16 per cent of rider deaths, warns the IAM.
When they hit a crash barrier, riders are 15 times more likely to be killed than car occupants, and in a crash, barrier support posts can worsen injuries by five times.
Most UK crash barriers are designed to protect car drivers and passengers when a car hits a barrier..
For motorcyclists, hitting a crash barrier can mean serious injury or even death as the rider's body takes the full impact.
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Aug 3, 2012|
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