Bad­ness, glad­ness and mad­ness on road

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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

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