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What are guard rails for?


I heard that they are illegal. All cars have to do is go above a certain speed, not too much above the limit, and it destroys the rail. If the rail gets through the car to the driver or any passenger, which is likely, then they are injured - severely.

 
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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    That is why they started removing them and making them illegal. Driving too slow they were like hitting concrete and there were many injuries; too fast and they crumbled and you died. I believe that dirt/sand would work better;only fast rigs might .


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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Sure, above the hill it slows a vehicle down due to it losing momentum on the way up. I agree with each of these Beth but they were talking about the ones on our main roads and highways. They were already saying 'illegal in places but still had them.

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    If you are going fast enough then it does not stop you and if it is metal/steel then it harms you. How about if they make them out of dirt? That would stop about 80% - 90%, if not 100, of people without hurting them - at least not as bad as metal.


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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    There are main supports for the rail which stick up, right? Bike riders, and other travelers without cars, get harmed on those - besides other areas of the rail. What do you think of dirt/sand in their place?


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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Transportation of any type, people are injured by guard rails. Suppose they replaced them with something better which does the same job but does not injure as bad.