We find out what really gets on people’s goat Traffic driving EK shoppers up the wall
Let’s face it – we all have something that riles us and can make us see red.
Whether it is the state of the roads, parking fines, dog mess not being picked up or an eyesore on your doorstep, there is more often than not one thing that bothers us the most.
So , the News took to East Kilbride town centre to find out what were the issues that people there wanted rectified the most.
Irresponsible parking near the town centre and lack of courtesy by some drivers proved to be big bugbears.
Jean Carson from The Murray told the News: “I live just across from the town centre and people parking on streets where they are not meant to, where there are permits, is a problem.
“Coming home in a taxi, especially when the schools go in and out, I have seen quite a few altercations with drivers refusing to be the first to move.”
Shopper Angela Smith said: “What really annoys me is more and more houses are being built near where I live when the roads can’t deal with the extra traffic. Local road networks are a nightmare.”
Meanwhile Les Allen from Westwood said: “My pet hate is when other drivers don’t signal – especially at roundabouts. Lack of courtesy is a real bugbear.”
Jennifer Brown from The Murray said: “I really hate it when I see drivers parking on pavements. It block the way for buggies and people in wheelchairs and causes a hazard.”
I really hate it when I see drivers parking on pavements. It blocks the way... Jennifer Brown
Roads nightmare Angela Smith
Parking problems Jean Carson
Lack of courtesy Les Allen
Blocking pavements Jennifer Brown