Pedestrian Safety with Bollards

Whilst many bollards are installed in order to control traffic and make sure that vehicles are not parked in locations that may impede the day to day activities of businesses in the area, the government have also started using bollards in order to try and promote pedestrian safety. After all, there are still several city centre locations where vehicles can mount the curb and endanger the lives of those on the pavement. Read on to find out more information… A vehicle-ramming attack is a type of attack where a perpetrator deliberately drives a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians that are using the sidewalk with the intent to harm or kill. Over the years there have been dozens of different vehicle related attacks and many of them have been deemed as terrorist related incidents. Last year Europe saw an incredible increase in the number of vehicle rampage attacks which called into question how the governments are prioritising the safety of the public, both on the road and on the pavement. From the Westminster Attack on the 22nd March to the Stockholm Attack on the 7th April which left five dead in each attack, public safety is becoming an increasing concern. Perhaps one of the most deadliest vehicle-ramming incidents occurred on the 19th December 2016 when a stolen truck was driven through the Berlin Christmas markets, fatally harming 12 and injuring 56. Luckily many governments are realising that the pressure is mounting to recognise the looming danger and put measures into place in order to ensure that members of the public are safe. In fact, some safety precautions have already been installed, particularly on the Westminster Bridge. Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that bollards are an excellent safety precaution to use in populated areas as they provide a dual purpose; controlling traffic and ensuring pedestrian safety. Plus, they are not an eyesore in the local area. Bollards come in a range of different shapes and sizes in order to suit a particular purpose. For example, there are particular designs that allow a bollard to rise and fall and this means that traffic can be controlled but access to a certain area can still be granted under particular circumstances. This is common for business in areas that require deliveries from large vans. To find out more information about our range of bollards, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today.

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