There are reasons these brackets are fitted in a lot …

Comment on We need public-friendly public places by Tony.

There are reasons these brackets are fitted in a lot of public areas, and thanks to politically correctness on public liability issues (people suing councils for injuring themselves through stupidity, but still blaming the council) these items will continue be fitted.
How does it work? Well, a skater jumps up upon the wall, slides along and (besides leaving a huge damage bill from scraping the surface coat off the wall, and leaving edges that are sharp), the idiot falls off and brakes his arm / leg / nose / whatever. The legal eagles will tell him / his family, if the council had made it so he could not have skated along there, he would not have been injured in the first place.

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