Automatic bollards, posts that drop down allowing a bus to pass over, stop cars from going over them yet allow buses. Some fools try to beat them
anyway. I'd hate to do that to my car for a carpark.
posted on 26-10-2006
Here is some more on the videos.
CCTV cameras have filmed numerous cheeky drivers doing battle with the infamous rise-and-fall road bollards of Manchester - and losing.
Yet drivers are risking their cars - and their safety - by following buses through, despite warning signs.
All the cars have so far become impaled on the bollards having failed to get through in time. The driver of one 4x4 vehicle hits his head during the
impact before his wife dashes out of the car to check on the safety of their toddler strapped in the back seat.
In another clip, a white van driver hits his head so violently that the windsceen smashes.
The 3ft-high barriers which sink into the street to let Metroshuttle buses through, have been installed because of the area's high road casualty