Friday, 30 March 2007
Not so funny, fun and games on Adelaide's Hills Freeway.
Adelaide has only one freeway, the South Eastern Freeway, that connects the city with the Adelaide Hills. It replaces the old and winding Mount Barker Road where all interstate traffic would travel. This freeway has considerably steep grades and the downhill run from Crafers to the city outskirts often sees trucks and semi trailers running out of brakes on this descent.
When that happens, as it did today, a truck will hit one of these Arrestor Beds at anything up to 150 kilometres per hour.
This is what pulls them up and saves the life of both the driver and the rest of the motoring public, - round water-washed stones !!!