Man branded 'petty' for refusing to move rock which drivers keep crashing into
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A man has been branded 'petty' for refusing to move a rock on his driveway - despite numerous drivers crashing into it.
Although using the end of someone's driveway to turnaround is a pretty standard thing to do, Mark Coultous refuses to move the boulder.
After noticing numerous motorists crashing into the NHS-branded rock, he decided to set up a CCTV camera dubbed 'rockcam'.
As you'll see in the clips above, drivers either smash into or over the rock, with some appearing to suffer damage to their vehicle.
In another video, Mark explains that the fixture was initially put at the end of his drive during Covid after his kids painted it blue with the NHS lettering on it.
However, he's kept it there as it 'serves a purpose', adding that 'most cars' are now 'more cautious when they come up the street'.
"People seem to think it's okay to drive 1.5m over a pavement and onto the drive and seem to say that it's been done maliciously," he said.
"It was put there for the NHS during Covid. Happy clappy times - the kids did it. Kids did it all over the country. It's been left there ever since because it's serving a purpose. So yeah, it's staying there.
"We did realise it was actually serving a purpose when we saw cars hit it. Not many hit it. Most cars don't. In fact most cars now are actually more cautious when they come up the street.
"There's only one or two that hit it. It's not my problem. I'm not moving that rock because someone can't see and hits it.
"I can see it, everyone else can see it that comes up the street as you'll see on the live camera views. Everybody else sees that rock.
"So yeah, people can't sue me for that. I didn't think they could."
As said, people are divided by Mark's actions, with some speaking in favour of his idea.
"People shouldn't be driving over the pavement in the first place," said one. "If they do and hit a rock placed on his garden then tough luck."
Another wrote: "He can decorate his drive however he wants. It's the responsibility of the driver to make sure they don't hit anything on his property."
On the other side of the fence, some believe Mark should come up with another way to prevent people going on his drive.
One person commented: "If you're going to put something there it should be something tall people so they can actually see from all angles."
"That rock would come through your window after it hit my car," added another, while a third described him as 'petty'.