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A driver, in his 70s, mounted the separation rail in front of Caniço Shopping, on the João Gonçalves Zarco Road in Caniço. The incident happened last night around 11pm.

The man was going down the road when he mounted the rail and the car soon came to a stop where it was grounded.

The driver was in the company of a woman in her fifties.

I have to confess I did this myself coming the other way on my first holiday in Madeira in 2002, then it was not painted yellow  and I was lucky the car just kept going……