Well...It is in NO WAY the fountains fault when someone crashes into it...It will always be the driver of the car. Whether they crashed into the fountain themselves or were pushed into the fountain by other crashing cars.
The at-fault drivers of the cars should be responsible for 100% of the cost to fix the fountain from their crash. That includes repair, supplies, labor and needed police for traffic control during repair work.
I don't know how much more visible you can make a fountain that is in the middle of the road and has been in this location for 90 years.
The issues are probably speeding or DWI and in either case, you will never make the fountain visible enough to compensate for stupidity.
Charge the drivers for repair costs and it takes NOTHING from the city budget.
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