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Bollards claim fourth victim in 14 days

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

By MARK MCKAY

11/02/13 Bollard Victim - High St, Burton, Burton
Another driver has hit the bollards on High st, Burton at the Library end.

11/02/13 Bollard Victim - High St, Burton, Burton Another driver has hit the bollards on High st, Burton at the Library end.

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YET another unsuspecting motorist fell foul of a notorious rising bollard in Burton town centre yesterday.

The young driver’s blue Ford Fiesta suffered devastating damage in the accident which happened yesterday afternoon near Burton Library.

He had attempted to drive into a restricted part of the high street.

The driver, from Tamworth, who did not want to be named, said: “It was a massive shock – I think the car is written off.

“You could argue that there are signs but the functionality of the bollards is useless if these crashes happen so regularly.

“It’s not obvious to the road user so I think there should be more signs because it’s obviously not deterring traffic.

“I have driven in Burton a few times so it’s not an unknown area for me.”

The bollards were installed in 2008 in a bid to prevent cars entering restricted parts of Burton High Street.

It is the forth victim the bollards have claimed in the last two weeks and dozens more have been caught out by the controversial traffic management scheme.

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  • inbedwithmydummy  |  February 20 2013, 11:41AM

    Maybe he was on his way to spec savers???? lol

  • stantonbasterd  |  February 16 2013, 11:37AM

    Nice guy, **** driver

  • Roger10  |  February 13 2013, 4:43PM

    "You could argue that there are signs but the functionality of the bollards is useless if these crashes happen so regularly." It could also be argued that the functionality of the driver is useless. Many many drivers manage to see the signs!

  • patricia  |  February 13 2013, 9:14AM

    Even the Government have said that they are considered a breach of safety and are looking into them. A driver's safety should come before traffic calming - they are ill thought out, and the signs are not clear enough. That area is busy and the many signs are messy and badly placed.

  • mascot  |  February 12 2013, 4:14PM

    Ah, but those are all so easily missed! ;)

  • adamc  |  February 12 2013, 1:09AM

    Perhaps the signs saying No Entry and No Motorvehicles would be a give away, if not the STOP RAISING BOLLARD signs on both sides of the road, immediately before the bollard... then perhaps the red light that would have been illuminated, not to mention the nice new red road surface. Should have gone to Specsavers.

  • mascot  |  February 11 2013, 7:21PM

    Brilliant! Why do people blame the bollard for their non existent observational skills. "More signs" if they cant spot the massive signs, which already exist, they shouldn't be allowed to dive! I take it that's the driver, who didn't want to be named, on the phone behind the car.

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