Response #2 to the linked story...
"Maybe she sould have gone to specsavers instead of sainsburys"
Just came across this - Shoppers fury that bollard dares to damage her car
"A furious shopper has been locked in a nine-month battle with Sainsbury’s after his wife hit a bollard in one of its car parks."
Now I may just be a little cynical but shirely it is the driver of a cars responsibility to ensure that they don't drive into things / people / animals...
But this couple seem to think it is everyone else that should make sure they don't get in the way?
Spoiler - Excuse my frenchWhat a sorry pair of fucking scrounging no good irresponsible sign of everything that is wrong with this country fucking cuddly wuddly beary beary boos.
I used to drive lorries and I found that getting out and looking before reversing into the unknown was a big help.
Or even (wait for this one) looking for obstacles such as low bollards before getting into the driving seat.
I sympathise with the complainant in this one, if only based on the fact that most supermarket car parks are designed by complete nobheads. As a biker I don't tend to assume that all roadside furniture is fit for purpose.
It would be interesting to know what Sainsburys' justification is for bollards that can't be seen from the driver's seat. Personally I think the idea sucks big fat willies.
Reminds me of the comment a bloke a said to my missus after reversing into her car in his Mitsubishi L200:
'Sorry, Love. I can't see I thing behind me when I reverse this thing'.
In all my time in shopfitting, using supermarket car parks and general use of the roads, car parks etc. I have never seen a bollard that has snuck up on anyone or anything.
I have however witnessed many people, (majority of them women, IME) who struggle with manouvering in car parks and other tight spaces resulting in them clipping bollards, other cars, an old dear with a trolley, myself (6'2" and in a visi vest!).
If everyone had a quick check around their car in such situations I reckon small dings of this type would halve easily.
I myself have clipped a bollard whilst reversing and turning - guess whos fault that was?
Mine; (I even checked and saw it there but promptly forgot it was there, until the thump )
Whilst the knee-jerk "What if that was a bollard-high child!?" response is all well and good, children can get the fk out of the way if the car takes its timeand makes it's intentions clear.
Inanimate objects don't change position very often, so if you don't see them... well...
*jumps up and down making spakka noises*