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Rising bollards warning signs missed by motorist

30th December 2010 | Warning Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens.

A man has become the latest victim of rising bollards in Burton – despite the presence of clearly displayed warning signs.

According to the Burton Mail, the man – who did not want his identity revealed – was driving his girlfriend's Vauxhall Corsa on Burton's High Street yesterday (Wednesday December 29th) when he suddenly found the vehicle rising into the air.

"The car lifted up from underneath me," he told the newspaper.

"It's done a serious amount of damage, probably thousands of pounds."

The driver said he was not well-versed with Burton's traffic control measures and had followed a bus down the high street to meet an appointment he had.

Between 10am and 4pm, the right to lower the electric bollards for access applies only to buses, taxis, residents, traders and the emergency services.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire County Council urged motorists to take note of the many warning signs that are on display in the area.

"The area is very heavily signed. It's actually signed in excess of the national guidelines for signage.

"It comes down to people not looking at the surrounding signage and not taking notice of what other vehicles are doing."

This month, bollards were installed on Slough's high street to stop motorist access. The BBC reported the street being used as a "rat run".ADNFCR-2754-ID-800316437-ADNFCR


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