The notorious rising bollards in Burton, Staffordshire, that managed to damage quite a fair share of vehicles, will remain in place for the time being, a recent release by the Staffordshire County Council has revealed.
According to a news report on this matter, there were a number of recorded incidents when motorists tried to follow buses through the bollard and got spiked by them. Each hit costs the authority £5,000 in maintenance and caused damage to the cars involved, while the occupants of the vehicles have also been hurt on several occasions.
For this reason, the local authority commissioned a report into the use of the three bollards, on High Street and Station Street. Nevertheless, the report, completed by URS Infrastructure and Environment UK, discovered that the bollards were not to blame.
Recognition has been made, however, that the signage in place could be confusing and could lead to mistakes, and a recommendation has been made that if the bollards are retained – which seems to be the most likely option – the signs should be improved.
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