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Those scary "realistic"; child bollards

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UnquietDad Wed 26-Aug-09 16:11:01

Disturbing, aren't they?

here

They look like the Autons.

And they're probably counter-productive.

Macdog Wed 26-Aug-09 16:12:41

Nightmare inducing!!

LadyoftheBathtub Wed 26-Aug-09 16:14:02

Kind of a good idea in theory, but ugh - freaky!

Surely they will have moustaches and penises daubed on them within 3 days?

MmeLindt Wed 26-Aug-09 16:16:23

Spooky.

PrettyCandles Wed 26-Aug-09 16:17:53

Any regular drivers on that route will tune them out within a few days. Then one day a child will get knocked down because the driver won't have realised it was real, and will have thought it was one of the bollards.

pasturesnew Wed 26-Aug-09 16:20:04

They are scary, and will be even more scary when someone does manage to knock into one and will leave it bent out of shape and peeling ... also makes me think of the disturbing Chapman brothers dummies esp. if people do graffiti them with penises as Bathtublady ominously predicts <<shudders>>

UnquietDad Wed 26-Aug-09 16:27:19

pastures, you could have hit on something there! Maybe they are an "art" installation...

pasturesnew Wed 26-Aug-09 16:34:34

Hmm, like Anthony Gormley at Blundellsands etc. or those little men and women that I think get put into all Norman Foster developments.

If they make anyone think twice about getting a truck with bullbars I'm all in favour.

Pixel Wed 26-Aug-09 16:51:35

They tried this near us about 10 years ago. Caused much hilarity for us when my mum was stopped as she drove past and interviewed by a film crew. She was on her way back from seeing to the horses and ended up on the evening news in her scruffiest coat with hay in her hair like the local loony. She told the world that she hadn't even noticed the bollard because she was too busy wondering what the film crew were for grin.
The experiment can't have been a success as the bollards disappeared after a couple of weeks.

mayorquimby Wed 26-Aug-09 18:09:42

hey'll be vandalised pretty quick no doubt, but as someone mentioned above. what happens in a couple of months or weks when locals have become so used to the things that they see a child out of the corner of their eye, don't look properly cause they assume it's the bollard and mow them down?

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