Thank queue for spelling out the error

COUNCIL bosses issued an apology yesterday after complaints were made over poor spelling in signs put up for roadworks.

Motorists using the A630 Warmsworth Road, between the A1 and Doncaster town centre have noticed that a series of signs say: “When queing use both lanes”.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary “queing” is not an acceptable spelling of the word, although both queuing and queueing are recognised.

Resident George Jerrom said: “I drive past these signs every day. The council should not be making mistakes like this, particularly when children in the town aren’t achieving good marks when it comes to reading and writing.”

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, who is a former teacher, said yesterday: “I apologise for this mistake, which concerns me as much as Yorkshire Post readers, and the signs are being amended as a matter of urgency. “