THE EDITOR, Sir:
Two days ago, a tragic accident on the Melrose Bypass claimed the life of a Jamaica Teachers' Association executive, depriving our country of a valuable contributor to the education sector. Initial police reports indicated that the victim was travelling downhill in the middle lane reserved for upbound traffic.
This was a realisation of the fear I felt when I recently travelled along that roadway, on which the street markings had become quite pale or entirely erased in some areas. Without these essential markings to guide motorists in the proper use of the lanes, particularly when overtaking, this stretch of road is a death trap!
This is an urgent call to the responsible authorities to have the road repainted before more lives are lost.