Mon | Dec 11, 2017

Send out cops to help traffic flow in Barbican, Mona

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:52 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

With all the road improvement works taking place in the Mona and Barbican areas of St Andrew, I really wish that the Jamaica Constabulary Force would deploy more personnel during peak hours to help keep the traffic flowing.

The past few weeks have been a nightmare. During rush hour, commutes that would normally last about 20 minutes have been extended to close to two hours. Very rarely do you see police at the most difficult spots to help with the traffic. Take the Barbican roundabout area, for instance. The improvement work taking place there is major and anyone who knows the area well, knows how badly people drive and all the illegal tactics they use to cut in line and get ahead of the flow. Without the police there to watch what is happening, this amounts to chaos. I am truly afraid that someday there will be a major road-rage incident in that area in which someone trying to 'bad drive' another will be met with terrible wrath. The police being there, especially during the course of the roadwork, which is scheduled, as I understand it, to be completed at the end of December, might just end up saving a life. At the very least, it would help get people where they are going on time. It's a win either way.

Worried Commuter