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The world's most dangerous bollards. Drivers constantly damage their cars

"An exceptionally narrow constriction in a British city is the nightmare of drivers"
"An exceptionally narrow constriction in a British city is the nightmare of drivers"
Images source: © X | @UB1UB2
10:09 AM EST, November 21, 2023

A significantly narrow passage in the British city of Watford has become a genuine nightmare for drivers. Compilations of their mishaps are gaining rapid popularity online.

Cities employ various measures to ensure road safety, frequently requiring drivers to reduce their speed. We commonly deal with speed bumps, and late island bumps are becoming utilized. They don't affect public transport but effectively slow down private vehicle drivers.

Not all obstacles placed on or adjacent to the road are intended to slow down drivers intentionally. The road layout or its features occasionally compel road workers to do so. An example is the narrowing of Woodmere Avenue in Watford, which lies northwest of London.

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The intersection of Woodmere Avenue and Douglas Avenue is particularly intriguing to us. We have a car lane and a designated bus lane on the right side (since Britain drives on the left). Yet, the road size inadequately supports three standard lanes. Thus, the third lane, on the left, is heavily constricted.

Intersection of Woodmere Ave and Douglas Ave in Watford
Intersection of Woodmere Ave and Douglas Ave in Watford© Google Street View

According to the sign, the lane width is barely 6.89 feet. While that's sufficient for most cars to pass, concrete bollards that further limit the margin of error aren't very helpful. Even in the Google Street View image, scattered pieces of a car can be seen on the sidewalk, leaving no room for doubt.

An account on platform X (formerly known as Twitter) decided to share a compilation of accidents occurring on the aforementioned narrow passage. The footage is sourced from cameras installed in houses on the problematic street. The least severe penalty for inattentive drivers is a punctured tire, but some have been recorded launching their car into the air. Even the police have fallen victim.

Many drivers have already succumbed to the narrow passage and concrete bollards, and videos of this intersection are garnering massive online popularity. The original post has accumulated over 5 million views and boasts over 1000 retweets (shares).

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