Child shaped bollards, What do you think?
A school in Lincolnshire is to get new bollards in the shape of schoolchildren – to fool drivers into thinking they are the real thing and make them slow down.
The three “Belinda and Billy” bollards will be installed outside Seathorne Primary School near Skegness.
The school say it is to stop cars being left on “keep clear” lines and even across pedestrian crossing outside the school during busy times.
Councillors in the area granted £1,000 for them and they are to be installed for free by a contractor.
It’s not a normal type of thing you would do to increase awareness of road safety – actually having bollards that look like school children. There is a bit of a strangeness about it that appealed to me, to be honest. I know it has worked in other parts of the country. It just seemed to me to be a tremendous enhancement to the road safety in the area for a fairly small sum.
– CLLR STEVE O’DARE
The concept seems like a great idea, however is there something missing on the design? Do these bollards actually represent a good example of a child?
With the advance technologies in polyurethane manufacture have these bollards been designed to look enough like a child? or have they created something that is trying to resemble a small human like figure?