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Put lights on medians

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Put lights

on medians


I am writing this letter with tears in my eyes as another motorist and a dear friend, Danielle Hanson, and her classmate, Mikhail Campbell, have lost their lives on the road.

I am hoping that this letter will at least motivate the private sector and the Government to put in solar-powered or light-sensitive lights on medians and kerbs where people are likely to cross the roads at night, as is done in the United Kingdom.

I have personally experienced hitting a median in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, on a dark night, suffering severe damage to my rim and tyre and which could have easily resulted in the loss of pedestrian lives, or my own, as that area is usually very busy. I was alone in the car, not driving fast, not on my phone, not adjusting my radio; I just did not see the kerb at 8 p.m. on a perfectly familiar road.

The need for lighting of these medians is absolutely crucial if we are to reduce the loss of our precious human resources.