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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Road the right step


Rev Errington Massiah

OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Road the right step

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This article was written a few weeks after the temporary “new roundabout” at the Waterford/Bush Hall junction was put into operation, but was delayed until now because there were other pressing issues which received my attention.
Introducing a roundabout in that area is a very good move and I do hope that it will be made permanent. The planners in the Ministry of Transport and Works must be highly congratulated.
I travel that same area five days a week, twice daily. Before the same roundabout was introduced, I felt very uncomfortable as I approached that area. I am sure that those who have to use the area whether it is daily or not also feel the same way.
Before the introduction of the roundabout, the area was accident prone. Since it came into operation, I have not seen or heard about any accidents there, which tells the story.
With the temporary roundabout, there must be some restriction to certain vehicles travelling in that area. Heavy duty trucks should not be allowed to use that roundabout.
We have to do something to help control the usage of our roads because too many drivers use them as if they are the only motorists. Sometimes we have to do things in order to save some people from themselves because there are some drivers out there who just do not care.
 
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This column expresses its deepest sympathy to her children Stephen, Elizabeth and Rachel.
May she rest in Jesus Christ and rise in glory.
 
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