More than $1 million will be spent on security bollards at Parliament that have caught out innocent drivers.
Labour MP Trevor Mallard went on a fact-finding mission after he fell victim to the notorious electronic bollards last September.
Mallard’s Ford Mondeo station wagon was struck by the rising bollards, annoying him as he said he had waited until the lights signalled he could drive across.
He subsequently put 10 written questions to Parliament’s Speaker David Carter, which reveal the total budget to install the bollards at four entrances is $1,078,000.
As of November a total of eight vehicles had been struck by the bollards, with three of the incidents involving ministerial VIP cars.