The driver of an unauthorised car ignored the warning signs at the guided busway at Cambridge rail station and knocked the top of the rising bollards off, a news report in the local media has revealed.
A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said:“We will seek to recover the cost of repairing the damage to the bollard and control mechanism from the driver’s insurance company. We would urge all drivers to make sure they are aware of the restrictions on vehicles which are able to pass through a bollard-controlled junction and not to try to tailgate any permitted vehicles.”
The rising bollards installed across Cambridge were involved in a number of high-profile incidents over time, including one involving legendary England goalkeeper Gordon Banks. However, multiple police patrol cars, as well as double deckers, have previously hit bollards in the town.
The barriers work automatically and were installed to close the route to through traffic except for authorised vehicles, which are issued with electronic tags to lower them.
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