16:48 Monday 11 February 2013

Bollards claim fourth victim in 14 days

Written byBY MARK MCKAY

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

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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