Stu­dent be­moans poor road con­di­tions

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Dear edi­tor,

I am a con­cerned driver from Heart’s Con­tent and I wish to ex­press my thoughts on the poor road con­di­tions in Heart’s Con­tent and the nearby com­mu­ni­ties.

As a stu­dent at Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate I have to rely on driv­ing my­self or tak­ing a bus to school ev­ery day, which means an ex­ten­sive amount of trav­el­ling on the main roads.

Driv­ing on the main roads is like driv­ing an ob­sta­cle course, con­stantly dodg­ing over­sized pot­holes. These holes are not only a nui­sance to driv­ers by caus­ing dam­age to our ve­hi­cles but they can also be a safety haz­ard by con­tribut­ing to many car ac­ci­dents each year.

Driv­ing across the Heart’s Con­tent Bar­rens with the poor shape of the road along with poor weather can be very dan­ger­ous to driv­ers. Hit­ting these pot­holes can cause driv­ers to lose con­trol of their ve­hi­cle and ei­ther go into the ditch or even on­com­ing traf­fic. These ac­ci­dents can of­ten cause se­ri­ous in­juries, or worse, death.

In con­clu­sion, these roads around Heart’s Con­tent are un­ac­cept­able. I be­lieve that we all need to come to­gether so we can get the gov­ern­ment to fix the roads and solve this safety haz­ard.

Rob­bie Rowe Heart’s Con­tent

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