Call for CCTV in Landore before fatal road accident
SWANSEA residents are calling for CCTV to help deter drivers illegally using a bus lane "before somebody is killed".
People living in Landore say cars are using the short 20m bus lane in both directions next to the roundabout on Neath Road near the Liberty Stadium.
The rules are being broken despite large signs at each end of the stretch of road and no entry written in four foot tall letters on the road.
Dorothy Watt said: "Somebody is going to get killed here, definitely.
"They shoot through because they know they are not supposed to use the road.
"There are quite a lot of children and elderly people living around here and I hold my breath whenever they cross.
"There are signs up but they ignore them. It's ridiculous, all we need is a camera to pick them up."
And Mrs Watt, who has brought the matter up with local police, added: "In fairness to the police community support officers they are fighting a losing battle."
Fellow Landore resident Joyce Butler said: "Busses stop either side of the road and people get off to go over to the Liberty Stadium without looking.
"We are not putting up with it any more. We have had enough. Enough is enough."
Tracy Brown added: "They know they shouldn't be driving through, yet they go so fast. Who will be the first to be knocked over?"
The concerned residents said that the police, understandably, were unable to monitor the situation full time and instead called for a camera as the practice had been going on ever since the bus lane was built.
Landore councillor Mike White said that he would invite someone from Swansea Council's highways department to address residents at a future Pact meeting.
A spokesman for the council promised action saying: "Traffic officers will visit the location and monitor the situation."
He added: "We would urge motorists to observe road signs and drive responsibly and legally."