Approaching Ragged Staff about half an hour ago, a Rescue Unit went past us.
As we went through the gates a police van was at the roundabout.
Another accident? Yes. A car rolled on its side. A police officer was taking details from a couple standing outside a car in front of the overturned vehicle.
No sign of an ambulance. The accident hadn’t long happened as one of the police vans was still reversing into place to stop the traffic going northwards.
Firstly, hope everyone is all right.
Secondly, Queensway is – in my opinion – one of the worst roads in Gib for drivers speeding.
Last May I wrote about a death on the same road only a couple of hundred yards away from tonight’s accident.
I frequently see drivers speeding through red traffic lights at the pedestrian crossings. When I say frequently I mean at least once a week. Or at the very least accelerating on amber to make sure they don’t have to slow down to let irritating pedestrians across.
As readers of Clouds may remember, it is the one road where I am guaranteed to get soaked if it is raining because drivers insist on going so fast through huge puddles.
The problem is, it is one of Gib’s wider roads, and for the most part between Ragged Staff and Regal House, it is relatively straight.
Anyway Gib gov, you are doing a great job with the south end of Main Street, and I very much like the raised zebra crossing opposite the tax office where Line Wall Road meets Main Street at Referendum Gates. This seems to be working well and more drivers are slowing down for the crossing than previously when there was no ramp.
So, I think the next plan should be to introduce some speed ramps on Queensway. Because clearly traffic lights don’t deter anyone and neither do roundabouts.
The speed limit in Gibraltar is 50kph (31mph) unless otherwise indicated. I haven’t noticed any signs down Queensway that say 40 or 50mph is legal but I have seen plenty of cars going at that speed.
Gib is a small place. The roads are not a race track.