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Aircraft-Style Arrestor Beds Proposed for SE Freeway


There is a call today for a radical new kind of arrester bed to reduce dangers of catastrophic crashes on the South Eastern Freeway.

Technology similar to that used to bring aircraft carrier jets to a halt has been proposed by former Freeway safety manager, Roger Hancock.

The man, who worked for 40 years in SA's Transport Department, has spoken about the need for extra arrestor beds using better technology, one week on from a multi-vehicle truck crash on the freeway.

“The possibility of out of control vehicles causing mayhem at a major intersection remains extremely high,” he has told Adelaidenow.

“It is impossible to eliminate all large freights from the Crafers to Glen Osmond section of the freeway as many need to access distribution centres within the proximity of the Adelaide Hills region.”

The State Government has indicated they are open to suggestions for safety improvements on the South Eastern Freeway.

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