UNC MP for Oropouche West, Davendranath Tancoo is calling on the Minister of Works and Transport to place immediate mechanisms to alert drivers along the unfinished stretch of the Solomon Hochoy highway, which ends prematurely in Debe,
His call was issued via a release on Saturday, after three young men from Trincity escaped with their lives early Saturday morning when they crashed into the roundabout’s concrete barriers on their way to an event in Debe.
According to MP Tancoo “Motorists have complained that the lighting at the site is in the wrong position as it is facing northward, directly into the eyes of oncoming drivers. This can cause temporary disorientation and loss of vision with potentially tragic results.”
“For those not accustomed to the area, the highway ends abruptly at a roundabout which is not lit with alert lighting or reflective signs. Several lives have already been lost at this spot, with countless persons having damaged their vehicles in accidents.”
“Flashing alert lights and warning signs visible in the day and night to warn drivers are needed immediately to stop the accidents and loss of life” said Tancoo.
Tancoo stated that there have been several protests at this site calling for Minister Sinanan’s intervention to prevent the loss of lives at this location. “I am calling on the Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan to act urgently and not wait until another life is lost!”