"The old ladies were terrified as the car drove towards them"
A SWANSEA man is calling on the police to crack down on drivers breaking a no left turn rule before somebody is injured or killed.
Gerald Morris, of Somerset Place in the city’s maritime quarter claims the current roadworks and new traffic layout caused by the council’s boulevard scheme has increased the number of motorists breaking the law.
The area for concern centres on drivers turning left out of Somerset Place and onto Oystermouth Road - despite a warning sign telling them not to.
The manoeuvre is particularly dangerous as the left turn takes the vehicles over a pedestrian crossing at the same time it is telling people that it is safe to cross.
A concerned Mr Morris said: “I have told the police several times but it’s like a hole; they said that they would look into it.
“I have even seen a learner driver turn left, I couldn’t belive my eyes.
“The traffic lights are green at the same time as the pedestrian crossing.
“It’s been going on since they built the pedestrian crossing over a year ago but it has got a lot worse since the roadworks and people can’t exit the maritime quarter by the museum and turn left.
“This week I saw a couple of old ladies crossing and they were terrified as there were cars driving straight at them.
“How someone hasn’t been killed I don’t know. Its more by luck than judgement."
A Swansea Council spokesperson said: “There’s lots of signage up on site, so drivers will know they shouldn’t be turning left from Somerset Place onto Victoria Road.
“Burrows Place is, however, back open so drivers looking to access Victoria Road from the Maritime Quarter can now once again use it if they’re looking to travel west on the main road towards the Mumbles direction.”