Drivers failing to stop at Llangefni crossing
23 January 2014 |
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WARNINGS have been issued to drivers failing to stop at a Llangefni zebra crossing after a number of complaints.
Concerns have been raised by members of the public about the lighting and visibility of the crossing near Lidl supermarket, on Llangefni industrial estate, where motorists have failed to slow down for pedestrians.
It follows a recent incident where an elderly man was left with 'life-changing' injuries after being hit by a car near the crossing.
The man, in his 70s, was airlifted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd on Thursday, January 9, with injuries to his face and head.
Almost two weeks on, the man remains in hospital, while the police investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Anglesey Council’s head of environment and technical services, Dewi Williams, said: “We’ve recently received complaints that some motorists aren’t stopping for people as they try to cross the road on the zebra crossing on the Llangefni Industrial Estate.
“Pedestrians should always be given priority over vehicles at zebra crossings as they are controlled crossing places.
“It’s vital that motorists look out for pedestrians approaching or waiting to cross at all zebra crossings.
"Motorists must slow down or stop as they approach and give way when a pedestrian has stepped out onto a crossing.
“Pedestrians are encouraged to use safer recognised crossing points where available and always check that traffic has stopped before starting to cross.”
Inspector Guy Blackwell, of North Wales Police, added: “We are also aware of these concerns and Officers will be monitoring the location to ensure motorists comply with their requirement under the road traffic act.
"The crossing is used regularly both by people shopping and schoolchildren, so safety is paramount.
"We are working closely with the Highways Authority to identify additional, sustainable, preventative measures which can be introduced.”
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