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Crash magnet: Post in supermarket parking lot hit more than 45 times

2022-12-07T05:21:49.210Z

Crash magnet: Post hit dozens of times in supermarket parking lot Created: 07/12/2022, 06:00 By: Sebastian Oppenheimer There are places where it's particularly loud. A real crash magnet seems to be a post in a supermarket parking lot in the US. Bollards, speed bumps and traffic islands are supposed to make traffic safer. But sometimes, curiously enough, such measures lead to the opposite. A tr



Crash magnet: Post hit dozens of times in supermarket parking lot

Created: 07/12/2022, 06:00

By: Sebastian Oppenheimer

There are places where it's particularly loud.

A real crash magnet seems to be a post in a supermarket parking lot in the US.

Bollards, speed bumps and traffic islands are supposed to make traffic safer.

But sometimes, curiously enough, such measures lead to the opposite.

A traffic island in the British city of Watford now actually has its own YouTube channel, because it crashes particularly often here.

Quite similar in Fresno in the USA: Here two speed bumps have been placed so unfortunately close together that cars regularly take off here.

Now a post in the parking lot of a supermarket in the US has brought it internet fame.

Crash magnet: Post hit dozens of times in supermarket parking lot

The mysterious post is located in the parking lot (which by the way does not automatically mean right before left in this country) of a Walmart in the city of Auburn, Maine.

A Reddit user claims that the post has been hit by cars at least 45 times.

As proof, he uploaded 20 crash photos to the portal in a post (to be found below).

Judging by the pictures, the drivers in that parking lot don't seem to be really slow: the damage to the vehicles is sometimes immense.

Apparently, most crashes happen when turning left, since the vehicles are usually damaged on the front left.

Some cars are even literally levered out and remain on their side after the collision.

Something like that is unlikely to happen at walking speed.

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According to the Reddit user, the now-popular post is designed to discourage motorists from parking in the disabled vehicle loading zone.

And because the yellow post has been overlooked so often, there was obviously also an attempt to reduce the number of collisions with a significantly higher post (in green colour).

But this measure was apparently unsuccessful, as two accident pictures show.

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Crash magnet in supermarket parking lot: "The post always wins."

The post, published in two different categories on Reddit, has already received thousands of comments.

Here are some examples:

  • "Are they all blind?"

  • "The post always wins."

  • "This post needs more posts warning of it."

  • "It's either a perfectly placed post or a horribly placed post.

    I can not decide."

  • "Astonishing."

Source: merkur

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