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Commuters furious with Crawley Avenue queue-jumpers

Drivers in Crawley have been left a little hot under the collar as queue-jumping ‘p#@’s off a lot of people’ on Crawley Avenue.

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Applegreen Service Station, Crawley Avenue

Pushing into a queue or ‘queue-jumping’ is often found topping the list of “most annoying things”,  whenever such surveys are conducted.

And now, it’s Crawley residents who have been left experiencing this infuriating source of annoyance on their journeys home during rush hour.

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Commuters driving past the Applegreen Service Station on Crawley Avenue have expressed their concerns and frustrations as many people are using the garage to cut through traffic during rush hour.

The petrol station is located just a few hundred meters before Cheals Roundabout. Anyone wishing to turn right onto Horsham Road has to exit the garage and change lanes fairly quickly before the junction and this can cause some problems at times when the roads are at their busiest.

“IT’S MAD IN RUSH HOUR”

This was just before midday on a Monday but some still find it tricky to merge into the traffic and change lanes in time for the roundabout.

“it p#@’s off a lot of people as they rush through without any care for anyone”

Tracey, who works in Manor Royal and passes by on her way home every day, said:

“It’s mad in rush hour. They drive so fast through the garage and then bully others to let them in. Very frustrating to motorists who wait patiently and there is going to be an accident soon.”

There may be a speed bump on the way out of the garage, but this doesn’t stop drivers cutting in front during rush hour.

But is there a genuine cause for concern here? Or are people just getting hot under the collar for no reason?

Another commuter, Gareth from Tilgate said:

“I hate long queues like anyone else but come-on, it only saves you a couple hundred feet and it p#@’s off a lot of people as they rush through without any care for anyone and I’ve even see it cause another queue of traffic through the garage.”

Have you been stuck in this traffic jam before?  Do you get just as frustrated?  Let us know.

Applegreen Service Station declined to comment.

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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