A resident living on a quiet, narrow road in Luqa has expressed alarm over a number of disintegrating ‘sleeping policemen’ in his locality.
The installed speed bumps, along St Paul Street, Luqa, are in a dire state, with entire sections missing from their lengths.
“There are two of them and both are in the same condition,” the resident told Lovin Malta. “And to make things worse, the bolts which used to hold them in place remain there, protruding from the ground!”
Though residents have raised this issue to the local council and mayor, they were allegedly informed that the speed bumps were under the remit of Transport Malta, and not the council.
Residents are worried that an incident involving vehicles may occur, potentially with fatal consequences.
“No tragedy has occurred yet, apart from some broken side mirrors,” they continued. “But as you can see, the street is very narrow, the pavements are in a very bad state and very narrow so people have to pass from the middle of the road. I have to do it myself.”
“Now I say, does it have to be a tragedy and someone gets killed to take action?”
What do you make of their concerns?