MDOT: New video shows benefits of median cable

The Michigan Department of Transportation has posted a new traffic safety message on its YouTube channel:
Oct 21, 2011


This message, brought to Michigan motorists in partnership with the state police, features testimonials from motorists and family members who MDOT said were saved by median cable guardrail strategically placed along nearly 300 miles of Michigan freeways.

“This new video provides a snapshot of the benefits of median cable guardrail,” State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. “Median cable guardrail is doing exactly what it is designed to do — save lives and reduce injuries.”

MDOT recently completed a three-year safety effort by installing median cable guardrail along segments of interstates 69, 75, 94, 96, 275 and 196; and U.S. 23, 31 and 131 — all freeways with a history of high crossover crashes.

While the educational video shows damage to some vehicles, there were no serious injuries to drivers or passengers.


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