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Safety tests are essential - BMF

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Alan Hames (NCE 30 March) states that the British Motorcyclists Federation is not against future installations of wire rope barrier systems. This is incorrect.

In its briefing statement on wire rope safety fences, the BMF states: 'The chairman of the Motorcycle Action Group has given his approval of wire rope safety fence. The BMF does not accept this position and regards relevant testing as essential before further installations are made.'

The BMF is concerned that the effects of impacts on wire rope barriers by motorcyclists have not been adequately compared with those of existing barriers.

A full appraisal of the situation may be found on www.bmf.co.uk/briefing/brief03a.html

Jon Aldred

JandS.Aldred@tesco.net

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