Two major traffic hazards in Mahaica area

Dear Editor,

There are two extremely dangerous traffic situations that exist in the Mahaica area. The first hazard is at the junction of the De Hoop Branch Road and the main highway, where there is a wholesale/retail outlet. Large delivery trucks are parked on a daily basis in front of this business next to the main highway delivering goods. This is a very dangerous practice, since the view of drivers exiting the De Hoop Branch road is completely obscured, and there is no way of telling if a vehicle is approaching along the main highway. As a result, there have been many accidents in the past ‒ in fact, one as recently as a few days ago. Numerous complaints to the police have yielded no result. A major accident is going to occur here very soon if no action is taken.

The second situation exists at Chelsea Park, Mahaica. Lorries laden with paddy are parked on both sides of the road in front of Dyal’s Rice Milling Complex, reducing the road to one lane. In fact, these lorries even park on the pavement built by the Government of Guyana to ensure the safety of those students attending the Bygeval Secondary School. These students are now forced to walk in the middle of the road. It is only a matter of time before an accident occurs here.

In view of the forgoing, I would like to use this forum to plead with the relevant authorities to take the necessary action, urgently, to correct these two traffic hazards and prevent a major disaster.

Yours faithfully,
(Name and address provided)

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