Badness, gladness and madness on road
Do you ever get those moments when you’re behind the wheel and the red mist descends? It seems it is a common experience for some in the town, particularly those at the receiving end of road rage drivers.
In particular, it’s zebra crossings. On social media one motorist reported her experience of being abused and sworn at after she stopped for pedestrians at a crossing in town.
Meanwhile a pedestrian posted about his experiences of motorists simply not bothering to stop at zebra crossings around town.
With more drivers on the roads than ever, perhaps some need to brush up on their basic knowledge of the Highway Code, and learn a bit of politeness, too.
At the same time, the shared space and Elwick Road stretch of the ring road isn’t exactly clear. The principle relies on the goodwill of motorists, but perhaps the grey and white zebra crossings ought to be made a little clearer for the sake of everyone.
Happy birthday Anika Bass. We’re not sure how old you are now, but the banner in honour of the occasion has remained in place on a roundabout at the Orbital Park for many months, if not years. While it is a bit jaded and weathered, you can still read the message if you get close. So we’d also like to wish you a happy 30th birthday, whenever that took place.
It’s not the only sign in the area which looks a bit neglected.
The Boulevard road sign has also seen better days. In recent weeks it has been upside down, squashed on