Dangerous Pole

In case any UKIP supporters are reading this, the title refers to a long cylindrical wooden object rather than a person!

Dangerous Pole Sign

Some parking bays at the bottom end of East Street have been coned off, and this sign explains why. Oddly the sign has collapsed whereas the offending pole (see below) appears to be in perfect health.

The Offending Pole

I can’t understand why only parked cars are deemed to be at risk. What about pedestrians, the adjoining houses or vehicles using the road?