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Jamaicans need to be re-socialised

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 7:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

One cannot help but noting with dismay the unabated destruction and carnage which continues to play out on our major thoroughfares.

At literally half way through the calendar year we have recorded some 219 road fatalities and the toll shows no signs of slowing down.

While one notes the numerous pleas emanating from quarters as diverse as the police, politicians and even motorist themselves, it cannot go without saying that this crisis is of our own making.

In this country we have come to cherish, value and encourage certain kinds of antisocial behaviour, whether it is manifested through how we use the roads as motorists and pedestrians or in the manner we utilise technology to circulate graphic photos of deceased persons.

In short, we have been successful in cultivating a subculture of indiscipline married to indifference, and now the chickens have come home to roost and the carnage is telling the tale. The re-socialization project must start now.

Noel Matherson

noelmatherson@gmail.com