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Repaint lines on interparish highways

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:16 AM

Road maintenance is not only the filling of potholes, but also repainting and brightening the markers, i.e., broken and unbroken lines. I have been traversing from Montego Bay to Kingston twice weekly for 15 years, and the section between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, mostly at night.

I notice that the markers on the road need to be repainted, especially in the region of Braco where the road curves and where there have been many accidents. The Discovery Bay town area is also poorly reflected, as is the road in front of the BahÌa PrÌncipe hotel.

I could empathise with the victim whose last shriek, on seeing an oncoming lighted vehicle, was, "I don't know if I'm in the correct lane or even if I'm keeping to the extreme left-hand lane."

I am sure that, if the statistics were investigated, you would discover that most of the accidents, especially in the Braco area, happen at night. Repaint the lines and they would be like a flashlight in the dark.