Porthcressa Bollards Proving A Hazard To Drivers

porthcressa bollardTraffic cones have been put up to protect the new wooden traffic bollards at Porthcressa from being bumped by drivers.

A number of motorists have reversed into the 3-ft high posts, designed to protect the frontage of the currently unoccupied work units.

The first driver to reverse into the street furniture was Steve Sims in the community bus. He described the post he hit as being “stuck out like a lighthouse” and threatened to “unleash termites” on them.

Now after a number of scrapes, the woodwork is sporting a range of colours from various vehicles’ paintwork.

So plastic traffic cones been placed either side to warn drivers that they’re there.



5 Responses to Porthcressa Bollards Proving A Hazard To Drivers

  1. Jeff Eastick May 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I again find myself agreeing with Nobby Nobbs. This is getting serious !

  2. Nobby Nobbs May 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Just goes to show how poor the standard of driving is on the island.
    Cars have things call windows for looking out of, this can be quite useful for not driving into things.
    A driver should be aware of their surroundings.
    A three foot wooden bollard shouldn’t be that hard to spot

    • Good god! May 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Exactly! How much room do drivers really need to manoeuvre in that massive area? What are you all doing? Driving blindfolded for fun?

  3. Ally G May 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I guess to stop people parking right by the doors; there are no bollards outside the Register Office and people have been parking their cars so close to the building that it’s difficult for customers to get either in or out.

  4. Selena Baxter May 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Why do they have to be so far away from the building???