A GROUP of locals are gathering signatures which will be taken to the Junta de Andalucia regional government with a request for extra safety measures on the Ronda road.
The A397, running between Ronda and San Pedro, is considered one of the most dangerous in the province, with 365 bends along its 48-kilometre length. Speaking for a group of local residents and road-users, Maria Antonia Gonzalez explained that the signatures are to demand improvements to crash barriers on the road, which can kill or cause horrendous injuries to bikers in particular when accidents happen, something seen all too often on the controversial road.
Although crash barriers have been improved along some stretches, the entire length of the road needs dealing with, Gonzalez said, suggesting they be covered in wood as has been done on other local roads frequented by motorcyclists. The group also intends to stage a protest in Madrid on November 1.