Thursday 9 July 2015

Safety Barrier

    While driving up the winding rough road to McBride Peak the other day, I came to this spot where the road edges along a very steep drop off.  I noticed that someone had placed some rocks along the road’s edge as a safety barrier.
    Unfortunately it is difficult to tell from this photo just how small and insignificant this “barrier” is.  The smooth, light colored area that runs diagonally across the left side of the picture is the vehicle’s passenger side tire track, and the rocks that make up the barrier are only 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) high, so the safety it provides is more psychological rather than real.
    Driving up McBride Peak is always an adventure.

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