A redesigned width restriction was called “absolutely insane ******” by a furious driver.
Hertfordshire County Council said the 6ft 6in restriction at Hill Rise, Potters Bar was changed because drivers kept hitting previous posts.
Rather than get rid of the width restriction, which has been in place since 1995, the council decided to redesign it by installing new curbs – or “walls” as one driver put it.
Speaking to social media, he said: ‘You can drive your car right up the side of these walls, absolutely ridiculous.
Filming as he drove through and the vehicle’s sensors beeping wildly, the driver claimed the design was ‘crazy’ and said those responsible were ‘idiots’.
He said he has seen drivers hitting the curb, refusing to cross or turning around.
“It’s not suitable because you can’t judge your car because the curb is too low to see, but it’s high enough to crush your car,” he explained.
Defending Potters Bar’s new width restriction, a council spokesperson said: ‘This width restriction has been in place since 1995 and was introduced to prevent large vehicles from using the road, keeping them on the roads main roads and restricting access to local residential traffic only.
“However, the original steel posts which marked the restriction were damaged on numerous occasions and were becoming very expensive to repair. As a result, further investigation was carried out which identified new curbs as a more robust solution. and sustainable.
“As with previous posts, the distance between curbs remains, no less than, 6 feet 6 inches. This width restriction is clearly displayed on signage both on site and around surrounding roads.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-23 16:30:00