Letters to the Editor

Roadside garage nuisance

Monday, July 23, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

Some time ago, then mayor of Kingston Desmond McKenzie launched a short-lived campaign to rid the Corporate Area of sidewalk garages. The sprawl of vehicles with the grease pit underneath has returned with a vengeance.

The police pass them by as if nothing is wrong - even when they're creating hazards for motorists. One of the worst I've seen is at the point where Jack's Hill road intersects with the Gordon Town Road, just before a deep corner.

Over past weeks, one vehicle has mushroomed into several, lining the corner and reducing the road space available to a public already beset by road craters and landslides which come down as soon as it rains. The Gordon Town Police have to pass that way every day. Not a peep out of them as more and more vehicles for repair are added.

Who cares? So what if the public's safety is compromised? If an accident occurs, so what? Just pass out a ticket for what it's worth, and move on. Inspector Lewis, help! Only you seem to have the courage to do something.

Mary Morris

Kingston 5

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