Rush hour traffic was backed up for about half an hour just after eight o’clock this morning by yet another fender-bender in front of the Texaco service station in Road View. This is at least the fourth such incident in less than three months. Although this particular accident was minor, it again underscores the danger to pedestrians and motorists inherent in the stretch of roadway between the Gibbses/Mullins border and Sweet Home Gap, Road View, St. Peter, Barbados. Several people have been hospitalized as a result of these incidences and it’s only a matter of time before there is another fatality in the area if nothing is done to rectify the problems. This is not a joke nor am I being too overly dramatic - people will die here soon if we continue to do nothing.
If you have not done so already, I urge all reading this to sign the online “Road View & Mullins Beach Road Safety Petition” to pressure public officials to act fast on this issue before it is eternally too late. Also, to show your wider support for road safety in Barbados consider adding the Barbados Road Safety PicBadge to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture for a day, a week, a month, or longer as you see fit. Thanks.