The Captain Cook Highway, which stretches from Cairns to Mossman, is one of the first biking hotspots to benefit from the new safety initiative. A total of 76 signs have been replaced so far. Extra rungs will also be installed on guardrails, to stop bikers from sliding underneath, and impact cushions have been attached to wire rope barriers in surrounding motorcycle black spots.
Similar ‘bendy’ signs are slowly appearing on British Motorways . Passively Safe Posts, made from a material similar to fibreglass, have been increasingly used to replace old damaged road signs since 2005. Here’s hoping Britain’s top touring roads will become as biker-safe as those Down Under.