Ill-timed action

Tyson Sarich in action. Pictures: Matt Jelonek d401704
Tyson Sarich in action. Pictures: Matt Jelonek d401704

SOME peak-hour motorists using the heavily congested intersection of Berwick Street and Kent Street recently had an added frustration, provided by Victoria Park Town Council.

One morning at 8.45am, a street sweeper trundled up and the driver began operating his brushes and hose at the Kent Street driveway of the Shell service station.

He seemed intent on removing something that I couldn’t make out.

His manoeuvring backwards and forwards and swinging out held up most of the stream of traffic that was turning right into Kent Street to head towards the university; only five or six cars got through.

I had to move on when the light changed, so I didn’t see what further inconsideration other road users suffered. Surely such activities can be carried out at a more opportune time; even 15 minutes later would have made quite a difference.

PAUL DE LAETER, Carlisle