Warning signs call for Burton's rising bollards
Posted by Nicole Stevens.
Clearer warning signs to alert motorists to rising bollards in Burton are badly needed, a councillor has said.
A number of drivers have been caught unawares by the bollards since they were installed in the town in 2008, the Burton Mail reports.
Last month, a man from Derby followed a bus into Burton in his girlfriend's Vauxhall Corsa and accidentally drove over the bollards as they were rising, damaging the car and the traffic measure itself.
Now East Staffordshire borough councillor Ali Chaudry is calling for the signage around the bollards – which are designed to rise and allow access only to certain vehicles between 10:00 and 16:00 – to be reviewed because there are concerns it is not clear enough.
"At the end of the day, the signage has to be functional. Although it does meet all the statutory requirements, it is clear that it is not working," he told the newspaper.
"There is a lot of clutter around the signs and something needs to be done. The evidence clearly shows that the existing signs are not working."
A spokesperson for the council said that the signage around the bollards "more than meets" government requirements and advised people driving through Burton to do so with care and attention.
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