Motorists concerned about Chapel St  

Motorists are concerned about the deteriorating condition of Chapel Street, New Amsterdam and have called on the authorities to fix it urgently. But most of all, they are peeved that trucks belonging to the beverage company, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) would be parked along the street daily, preventing easy access.

They said the trucks would force them to drop in huge potholes, thus causing damage to their vehicles. One driver told this newspaper that he spoke to a security guard on duty and he responded that “many like you complained before…” He said the guard advised him to speak to the company’s branch manager about the issue. The driver lamented that he was surprised that even though many others had complained, nothing was done.

A vehicle trying to manoeuvre on the deplorable street where a truck is parked
A vehicle trying to manoeuvre on the deplorable street where a truck is parked

According to drivers, “DDL does not own the street and it is not fair for them to block it. They should help to repair it and make special parking space, like what another beverage company in the town has done and from which others are benefiting as well.”

They called on the drivers of the trucks to observe two of the five ‘Cs’ in driving: “consideration and common-sense,” the next time they are parking. The motorists also said that “this is happening in other streets as well and something needs to be done.”

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