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Arrester beds (Pmruueb)

Definition
Used to provide a safe escape route for runaway heavy vehicles; they comprise a bed of lightweight spherical aggregate placed in a strategic location towards the bottom of a long steep descent. (Source: www2.mainroads.wa.gov.au/Internet/Standards/RTems/roadside/arrester.asp)
Broader Term
Escape lanes (Pmruue)