Yet of course, the poor pedestrians, upon seeing a vehicle leave the road, mount the kerb and head towards them, intuitively seek out a solid object to shelter behind to avoid being killed - only to have the "solid" object swept away. In some ways it would be better not to even have that object there as it offers a false sense of security. It's part of a sick mentality that places more importance on liability and costs for damage than on human life. Tony P ---InTramsDownUnder@..., <matthew@...> wrote : They were specially designed 'not to damage' cars that hit them. The same thing is also leading to light poles being set back to the property line - less for cars to hit.