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Old 16 November 2006, 09:31   #1
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Oh bollards!

The council in Manchester installed some retractable bollards to stop people using bus lanes. It's causing a bit of uproar with the public.

PS keep an eye on the windscreen of the white van...
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In the Estate car the passenger airbag goes off, but I don't see the Drivers one doing the same.

The van driver must have given himself a mighty headache after headbutting the windscreen.
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Should sue them - more traffic on the roads - I know lets close off lanes or complete roads and make them narrower. sod that let's charge £25 every time you want to drive through our glorious city!!!
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In the Estate car the passenger airbag goes off, but I don't see the Drivers one doing the same.
I think it did. Watch as he gets out - its flapping around
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Should sue them - more traffic on the roads - I know lets close off lanes or complete roads and make them narrower. sod that let's charge £25 every time you want to drive through our glorious city!!!
Not sure you will win - having presumably failed to notice (or chosen to ignore) the large flashing warning signs.

I'm not even going to debate the politics with you, because the solution to relieving congestion can hardly be to encourage car use.
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if i could get away with it i would drive my 35 tonne sexton tank over it and rip them out!! then i would head for the nearest council offices and drive through them!!! that would be pure entertainment!!!
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On a similar theme

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Not sure you will win - having presumably failed to notice (or chosen to ignore) the large flashing warning signs
Maybe a prosecution for driving without due care and attention might be in order!

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Should sue them - more traffic on the roads - I know lets close off lanes or complete roads and make them narrower. sod that let's charge £25 every time you want to drive through our glorious city!!!
Just don't go in to town. Then if everyone did that the traders would complain and it would get removed.

It worked in Edinburgh when they tried it on the Royal Mile in the early 90's.
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