Hilarious Design Fails That Are Accidents Waiting To Happen

Of course, you can’t expect everything to be perfect in life. However, there are certain things that require designers, architects and engineers to ensure that buildings, roads, public areas etc. are safe and fit for purpose. Shockingly, some very terrible mistakes get through the cracks and surprisingly sometimes they aren’t even corrected! Here we have a list of images that show design fails that are accidents waiting to happen. Take a look and prepare to be both amused, confused and annoyed!

Why? Just why?!

Always have your head up and look where you are going!

In case of fire… RUN!

We’re pretty sure tracks aren’t meant to look like this…

design fails blocked rail way


Got an itch? Take a seat!

These stairs should come with their own warning sign…

We do not envy the driver of this car! Hopefully no one was hurt!

It’s fine, wheelchair users can just fly over the stairs bit? Ridiculous.

We hope that door is locked at all times! It’s quite a drop!

design fails door to nothing


This makes us feel extremely uncomfortable! 

design fails doors on side of building


This sign is that friend we all have that needs to take their own advice.

How can anyone feel safe living on this structure?

design fails house supported by tyres


The person who chose this carpet wants to see the world burn.

Show your kids this image. Tell them this is the playground you’ll take them to if they’re naughty. 

design fails playground on roof


As amusing as these images may be, some are truly shocking! There are some very serious dangers attached to so many of them. The phrase ‘you had one job’ comes firmly to mind! How some of the people responsible for these fails can claim themselves to be a designer of some sort is almost insulting. Hopefully, certain citizens have complained about the more serious blunders so that they can be made safe. Keep going to see even more shocking images!

This image was taken at a at design school. Irony at its finest.

Avoid this road at night people!

We can picture so many accidents occurring here.

How badly do you need to charge your phone?

Make sure to duck and stay ducked, kids!

design fails ride under wall


These kinds of murals really shouldn’t be near roads!

‘RIGHT! Off you go to the naughty slide…’

design fails slide blocked by tree


Why not just use a ladder instead of this horrendous set of ‘stairs’?

design fails straight up stairs


Who doesn’t like living on the edge?

design fails tap over plug


Great if you want to practice your bike riding skills whilst under pressure…

design fails thin bike lane


If only there was a video compiled of all the people standing outside of these toilets debating what to do in confusion…

Brilliant. Just where you want a traffic light to be.

design fails traffic light blocked


We’ve never seen this happen before…

As funny as it looks, this is a serious hazard! Imagine a wheelchair user rolling backwards!