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Protective Safety Bollards Are Popping Up All Around the World

July 25th, 2017

By: Garrett Fishaw

By now, most have seen the crashes. Whether it’s on the local news, national news or social media, footage and images from storefront crashes have become a normal part of the daily news cycle. 

But we’re not the only people paying attention to the carnage. 

According to several reports, the demand for safety bollards has skyrocketed all around the world

Each and every day, safety and security bollards are being installed around the world. But it’s still not enough as the installation of these potentially life-saving barriers are still not required, by law, in most places. 

But that’s on its way to changing. 

Not only has California stepped up to introduce new legislation to make bollards mandatory in new commercial parking lots but New York looks like it’s on its way as well. 

According to AMNewYork’s Alison Fox, a new bill aimed at “preventing vehicles from mounting sidewalks” was introduced to the City Council. This move came in reaction to the horrific scene that took place in Times Square, when an 18-year old tourist was killed and 20 others were injured after a crazed terrorist attack. But this bill is more than just protection for Times Square: 

“The bill specifies that bollards should be installed annually by at least 50 schools and 20 priority intersections, which would be identified by the city’s Department of Transportation as crash-prone areas where pedestrians have been injured or killed, or have a high volume of traffic.

It also requires the bollards to be put up surrounding all pedestrian plazas.” 

While it’s too bad that it took a horrific terror attack to prompt such a bill, it’s good to see something is trying to be done. Hopefully every other pedestrian/tourist heavy city around the country and world follows suit and pushes for similar legislation and regulations to keep its people safe from both accidental and intentional ramming incidents. 

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