A trial rope barrier, installed along a 700 metre stretch of the coast road late last year, has already saved at least one life.
Transit NZ cameras showed a driver hit the barrier six weeks ago but carried on driving, apparently unhurt.
The Kapiti woman had fallen asleep at the wheel, regional councillor Chris Turner said.
Had the barrier not been there, she would have crossed the centreline and hit two oncoming cars, he said." She only survived because of the barrier. Even that short length of road has saved a life. I can't understand why it takes so long to do the analysis when the analysis has already proved the value of the system.
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