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