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We have some of those in Cambridge.
There are loads of signs on the roads leading up to them, but still drivers get caught.
 

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I've not come across these but just can't believe how dangerous they appear to be. They look like death traps to me.
 

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Interesting stuff. The first guy in the car waits for a bus and tries to sneak in right behind the bus. The bloke in the black van knows the posts are coming up and accelerates towards them, despite having kids in the vehicle, and the last white van at the end shows how much damage your head does to a windscreen when you're not wearing a seatbelt.

IMO, they all were playing dangerous roulette, and lost.
 

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I posted this a while ago :(
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1883&

pcr, they may be dangerous, but they are ignoring a big 'no entry' sign and are all well aware that they should not be driving down there. It is far less dangerous than ignoring a traffic light or a level crossing warning.
I for one think it is hilarious, as they are just ignoring the rules of the road, their insurers will not pay a penny out for them. They will be 100% liable for the damage to their vehicles and any damage to the street furniture, aka the magic bollards. Serves 'em right, IMO!
 

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Bungle,
I mostly agree with you, in respect of the drivers, but I don't think the child in the rear of one of those cars should be put at risk because of a stupid parent.
 

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I wonder if you can get them for home use?

Some guy, I assume, 3 point turned in the road outside my house, using my driveway to make it easier.

His manoeuvre knocked down the dividing wall twix me and my neighbour - he missed the Civic tho.!

Naturally he vanished without informing anyone of his actions.

Now I need some bollards and a ***** - .....and a new wall!

"Welcome to *hit Creek - Sorry we're out of paddles!"

Charles H.
 

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These are VERY clearly signed and then they notice that the bollards are there; also I think that all of them just tried going for it and knew about them. I don't think they're any more dangerous than a red light, crossing or similar.
The only other option I'd go for is a camera which catches and automatically fines any non-allowed vehicle which goes down there.
 

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These are VERY clearly signed and then they notice that the bollards are there; also I think that all of them just tried going for it and knew about them. I don't think they're any more dangerous than a red light, crossing or similar.
The only other option I'd go for is a camera which catches and automatically fines any non-allowed vehicle which goes down there.

And I live in Manchester, drive around this area all of the time and really do prefer that there isn't any traffic there, I think allowing cars to go through will cause more danger/risk and to more innocent people too (ie. pedestrians)
 

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there was an article in the paper they may have to be removed as they are dnagerous
 

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The link won't open for me but I looked at the link Bungle showed.

It seems people just do not understand how bus lanes operate in general. Most of the bus lanes by me operate between 7am - 10am and 4pm - 7pm, yet even when it is ok to use the lanes and the traffic is heavy people still avoid them as they cearly are not aware of the operating times.

It is actually quite worrying how few people actually take notice of the warning signs around them when they are behind a wheel!!
 

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The link won't open for me but I looked at the link Bungle showed.

It seems people just do not understand how bus lanes operate in general. Most of the bus lanes by me operate between 7am - 10am and 4pm - 7pm, yet even when it is ok to use the lanes and the traffic is heavy people still avoid them as they cearly are not aware of the operating times.

It is actually quite worrying how few people actually take notice of the warning signs around them when they are behind a wheel!!
I got my one and only offence for driving in a bus lane. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel. It was on a dual carriageway in Brum where the outside lane was closed for road works and the inside lane was a bus lane at peak times. The police were waiting at the end of road works and booked everyone that did not get out of the lane. I was 12th in line at the side of the road to receive my ticket
 

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I got my one and only offence for driving in a bus lane. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel. It was on a dual carriageway in Brum where the outside lane was closed for road works and the inside lane was a bus lane at peak times. The police were waiting at the end of road works and booked everyone that did not get out of the lane. I was 12th in line at the side of the road to receive my ticket
So, if the outside lane was closed, how were people supposed to get down the road without going in the bus lane :confused:

I had to drive down a bus lane once when there had been an accident on the outide lane of a dual carriageway, the police were at the other end but they were re-assuring people that they would not get fined!!
 

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So, if the outside lane was closed, how were people supposed to get down the road without going in the bus lane :confused:
Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. The police were waiting where the road works finished and it went back to 2 lanes, and if you did not pull out immediately they were pulling people in. I complained but got nowhere .... the law is the law is what I was quoted from the Chief Constable.

Glad to hear they were more sensible in your case:)
 

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To be honest i find that quite funny, i know i shouldn't but it really is the fault of the drivers. The first in the black SUV was going far too fast clearly not looking at signs and probably too fast for the area anyway. The Micra was just funny. Probably if it was supported by a local media awareness push it might succeed.
 

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I should point out where this is as well.
There's 2 sets of signs saying bus lane only and it's down a little side street which is right in the city centre.
Nobody should be going at that speed in this area; when I drive around there (the area, not there exactly) I rarely go above 20 because there's so many people around.
I'm a pedestrian in Manchester and a driver and I think wholeheartedly that they should stay! Why put innocent pedestrians at risk (quite a few people got knocked down in the area) instead of stupid prats who choose to ignore signs.
 

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I should point out where this is as well.
There's 2 sets of signs saying bus lane only and it's down a little side street which is right in the city centre.
Nobody should be going at that speed in this area; when I drive around there (the area, not there exactly) I rarely go above 20 because there's so many people around.
I'm a pedestrian in Manchester and a driver and I think wholeheartedly that they should stay! Why put innocent pedestrians at risk (quite a few people got knocked down in the area) instead of stupid prats who choose to ignore signs.
 
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