No English for death bend

THE new traffic sign warning of a notorious death bend at La Cala de Mijas will not be displayed in English.

Although Mayor Angel Nozal asked for it to be due to the large numbers of British and other foreign residents living in the area, the Ministry of Public Works has refused.

Mijas town hall was sent a letter by General Road Management, stating that “English is not an official language in Andalucia.”

However, official figures state that 42 per cent of the Mijas population is made up of foreign residents from 22 countries, most of them British expatriates.

During 2012 (until mid-November) there were 13 serious incidents, one death and numerous injuries at the blackspot between km 199 and km 201 on the A7.

General Traffic Management (DGT) said 21 per cent of all the accidents recorded in a year on Malaga provincial main roads happened on the La Cala curve

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    • William Kingsley

      11 January 2013 • 16:47

      Really doesn’t matter as most Brits are good drivers. Needs to be in very largeriting for the Spanish.

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