Car attacks have become more common in recent years in the U.S. and abroad. For example, a driver killed one woman during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and police said a drunk driver killed two people in March in New Orleans.
In fact, city officials commissioned a security study of Beale Street, which listed a “hostile vehicle attack or intrusion” as one of the most serious safety risks.
“It’s becoming a thing more prevalent around the world, people accidentally or intentionally drive thru crowds to try to injure or kill people,” said Jon Shivers, director of Beale Street for the Downtown Memphis Commission.
He showed us their latest upgrade: four sets of six bollards that block the street and can stop a speeding vehicle in its tracks.