27/04/2011 09:28 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Butlins Bans Bumpers Cars From...Bumping


Bosses at Butlins have BANNED bumper car drivers from bumping into each other at its onsite fairgrounds.

All three of the holiday centres family-focused seaside resorts have issued new rules instructing parents and kids to drive 'safely' and 'avoid all contact'.
Now, visitors have to drive single file round the bumper car track, only overtaking if it is safe to so, and motoring in a sedate manner at all times. Anyone found flouting the regulations will receive a BAN from driving the cars.

The director at the Bognor Regis Butlins resort, Jeremy Pardey, said the whole point of the cars was to avoid hitting others, not bumping into them: 'The point of our dodgems is to dodge people, not to run into people,' he said.

Bumper cars have been a firm favourite with fairground-going kids and adults since the 1920s.

What do you think?
Elf and safety gone mad, or a sensible precaution? Have you been outraged by dangerous driving on the dodgems?
Or do you enjoy a bit of bumping and grinding on the track?

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