Watch: Width Restrictor Wastes Distracted Drivers
No one is safe from this pinch point in a low traffic neighbourhood in Watford.
Width restrictors. We all know them. The narrowing kerbstones that hem vehicles through a point in the road, slowing traffic and in theory providing safe roads for other users. A key thing to have in considerably residential areas where children are far more prevalent on the pavements and roads. But it seems that the message hasn't gotten through to all the people who still use the 'rat run' of Woodmere Avenue to by pass traffic. Check it out;
The original footage comes from Tim Vigor who is lives in the house that overlooks the width restrictor and has caught the strangely mesmerising footage on his Ring doorbell camera system.
Clearly signposted at 7 foot wide the onus here really is on drivers who don't know the width of their vehicle and insist on barreling towards the gap at speed only to clip the kerb, smack the bollard and inflict what can only be a considerable amount of damage to their cars. You can hear in the video countless tyres being popped as cars bounce onto two wheels akin to Paul Swift and his stunt team, before crunching down. Even the 5-0 aren't immune to this motoring absent-mindedness with one of their Transits coming a cropper (or should that be come a copper! Ed: that's terrible, stop).
Tim regularly posts the videos onto the Facebook group, which thankfully is open to the public to scroll through, so if you've got a moment I'd suggest having a peruse! The most recent video, uploaded but two hours ago (at the time of going to press) shows Golf take a fairly potent whack.