Council claims sabotage after second road marking goes viral
Road markings in Maspalomas have been the subject of mockery and have gone viral over the last week, after pictures of a STOP sign spelt incorrectly literally melted the internet. A second one is now doing the rounds on social media of a loading and unloading sign that is also spelt wrong which has led to a response from the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council in Gran Canaria.
The Councillor in charge of roads for the town hall, Bartolomé Acosta, admits that the first sign was down to human error, but claims that the second one was sabotage.
He said that the order of the letters was altered by mistake in the stop sign drivers in the Sonnenland area of Maspalomas, resulting in the word SOTP on one of the roads that connect the area with the GC-1.
"It was put there late on Friday, but first thing on Monday morning it was corrected," reports the councillor, who also admitted that the workers who laid it were at fault.
However, he also claimed that the second one, which appeared on social media yesterday (Tuesday), of a DESCARGA sign, which is for a loading/unloading area, is the product of an act of vandalism.
“The worker swears and swears that he wrote it correctly, so it must have been that, once finished, someone put an ‘I’ between the R and the G after it was finished”.
For now, and to prevent the possibility of this becoming a social media trend, all workers will now take photos of their work to prove how it was marked. He also confirmed that the second one has already been corrected.
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