A WACKY paint job on a pedestrian crossing in Coventry is sending drivers into a spin.
Council bosses splashed out a staggering £21,000 for the blue zig-zag crossing in a bid to raise “safety awareness”.
But the dizzying design outside the city’s railway station is causing much confusion, with both drivers and pedestrians warning: “An accident is imminent.”
One motorist said: “What a waste of taxpayers’ money. The council claim it’s to raise safety awareness – but all they’ve done is confused the hell out of everyone. Never mind a ‘crossing’ – it’s making everyone go cross-eyed. “
Another driver added: “No one knows whose right of way it is anymore – it’s a nightmare. Not only that, just looking at those zig-zags makes you go dizzy. There’s bound to be an accident soon.”
Coventry City Council says it has installed the patterns in a bid to “encourage drivers and pedestrians to be aware of each other”.
The new “flash crossing” is made out of the same materials as traditional zebra crossings and has a life span of about five years.
Council bosses say they hope the crossings will create a “memorable impression” for visitors.