Monday, May 18, 2015
Fatal accident just waiting to happen
The Times 18 May 2015
On Wednesday, I witnessed a woman being almost run over by a speeding car while she was using the zebra crossing.
This happened at the Ferries at about 8 am, when a car on the normal lane stopped to let the woman cross and another vehicle came speeding along the Tigné seafront bus lane (illegally, as no passengers other than the driver were in the car), and almost hit the woman.
It was only luck that saved the woman’s life because the speeding driver managed to swerve to the right on the zebra crossing, just in time.
The bus lane along Tigné seafront is not properly supervised and it is often used by ineligible drivers to avoid traffic jams.
There is no speed camera in that lane and some motorists take advantage of this, often driving at excessive speed. If nothing is done, we will, sooner or later, experience a fatal accident there.