Yesterday I was at a grocery store in town ( a national chain) and saw a sign that made me stop -- a warning to pedestrian approaching the store to "BEWARE OF HANDICAP WHEELSTOP." I have never seen a sign like that before. This seems to be more confirmation that property owners and businesses are experiencing
So we are back to the same basic puzzle with wheelstops -- Why do property owners still install them? They do not prevent vehicle incursions, they are a trip and fall hazard, they cause maintenance problems. and they contribute to premises liability claims for pedestrian injuries and for launching vehicles that strike them up onto curbs and sidewalks and into storefronts.
Do any readers have an opinion on installation and specification of wheelstops?
Here is a slideshow I put together showing how ineffective or hazardous wheelstops are. I make no copyright claim for any photo (except the one above) as these were all sourced from image searches and anecdotal media reports.