Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Centrepiece -

gets real dark and driv­ers can’t see you cross­ing too good. I cross there with my grand­son and some­times when one [ve­hi­cle] fi­nally does stop, an­other one wants to over­take the first one. Some­thing needs to be done,” she said.

In ad­di­tion to the need for bet­ter light­ing, peo­ple iden­ti­fied some cross­ings as “al­most not there at all” – those near Dis­cov­ery Bay in Ho­le­town and that by Lone Star Restau­rant in Mount Stand­fast.

“Those cross­ings al­most rub out. When mo­torists can’t see those lines, they just keep driv­ing,” said one man.

Other cross­walks iden­ti­fied in­cluded the one near Co­ral Reef ho­tel in Porters, the one near Payne’s Bay fish market and the one in Trents, near the pas­ture.

Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of Trans­port and Works Peter Phillips said they were al­ready un­der­tak­ing an ex­ten­sive cross­walk re­paint­ing pro­gramme, start­ing with those near schools.

“We have a pro­gramme to re­paint all the na­tion’s cross­ings which started few months ago, fo­cus­ing first on schools. There are a quite a num­ber of them so that is on­go­ing and we are hop­ing to com­plete that as soon as pos­si­ble, then look at other ar­eas,” he said.

As for the fa­tal­ity, he was it was un­for­tu­nate and urged both mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans to ex­er­cise greater cau­tion.

A young man on a pedes­trian cross­ing in Vaux­hall, St James. This cross­ing is dark at night and is said to be haz­ardous even dur­ing the day.

On Sun­day two other fe­male vis­i­tors were

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