Storefront Safety Bollards in Use
Bollards are used in so many different areas that most people probably don’t notice them as anything more than storefront decorations. Target uses their iconic red spheres along with a practical bollard behind, and Wal-Mart uses differently designed bollards for different storefronts and locations. While some bollards are more unique than others they all serve the purpose of promoting safety for their customers and storefronts.
Storefront Crash StatisticsThe Storefront Safety Counsel released a set of statistics in 2014 that addressed the types of accidents that bollards can prevent. Consider these facts:
- The majority of storefront incidents are caused by pedal error, followed by DUI, and operator error
- 46% of all storefront incidents occur in front of a retail or other commercial building
- Young adult drivers, aged 20-29, and the elderly have the highest percentages of incidents at 19% and 14%, respectively