BUNGLING workmen have come under fire after painting ‘Look Left’ at a road crossing in Gosport.
The mistake was painted on two-way Mumby Road and the instructions should have read ‘Look Right’ – as we drive on the left.
It was potentially quite dangerous as somebody’s child could have read it and not looked right and could have been hit by a carMaggie Bage
But workmen painted a ‘Look Left’ sign on one side of the road when a new layout was put in place following the completion of an Aldi supermarket.
Maggie Bage, 56, was the first person to spot the error and took a photograph of their blunder from her living room.
She said: ‘I was being nosey and looked out of my window to see how the new supermarket was looking and noticed the mistake straight away.
‘I thought “Look Left?” – that can’t be right’.
‘It was potentially quite dangerous as somebody’s child could have read it and not looked right and could have been hit by a car.’
Mrs Bage, a shop worker, added: ‘The mistake could have easily led to an accident.
‘There has been a mixed reaction to their mistake. Some people have taken the mickey, while others are shocked someone could make the mistake.’
Stunned locals were quick to mock the error online.
Jim Vallance wrote on Facebook: ‘Must have had the plan upside down!’
Nettie Alderman-Ray added: ‘It’s like a spot the mistakes picture for health and safety.’
A Hampshire County Council spokeswoman said: ‘The road markings were applied on Saturday and, as this is a two way street, we can confirm this was a mistake by the contractor working for the developer.
‘The markings are being temporarily blacked out today pending permanent removal at a later date.’