Coastal Road from Pointe-aux-Sables: Road Safety Angry Residents
14 January 2013 - The Défi Media Group
Saturday December 15, a girl was hit by a bus that serves the area. She go the coastal road to get home. Faced with this umpteenth accident, some residents of Pointe-aux-Sables want the authorities to strengthen the road safety measures in their place.
This is a very busy road, since have developed residential severances in Pointe-aux-Sables. The coastal road that leads to Pointe-aux-Sables, begins in Grande-Rivière Northwest winds throughout the district and central Terrasson Sugar Planter's Fund, to end at the beach of La Pointe. The problem for way too crowded with cars of all kinds especially the bus, she has no signposts, limiting velocity. It is witnessed frequent road accidents, some fatal.
"I can not count how many deaths this road to the beach was a witness," we advance Allan (name changed), the father of the girl who was the victim of an unfortunate accident on December 15. Domiciled in the region over the past twenty years, father says that his daughter was "a victim of one of these racers who do not respect the speed limits in force in a residential area." Facts have Products in the day. "At the age of eight, my daughter had the fright of his life ..." says Allan.
Creating a secure bus stop
"She was standing on the bus stop, waiting for the road to be free to cross. At some point, my daughter would have seen a bus that doubled a car. In its way, the bus neared my daughter. Projected onto the asphalt, it has suffered some injury at the coast and at the foot, "said the father. Admitted to the hospital, the child has recovered from his injuries and especially its very big fright.
"The problem is that this incident was terribly marked. So that today, she is afraid to travel alone on public roads. Faced with this problem we find it alarming residents, we urge the authorities concerned to take the necessary measures to prevent a tragedy in the future, "says Allan.
Contacted in this regard, a police source suggested that residents question they will address a petition to the town hall to explain their grievances. This source provides these protesters get in touch with the police officers involved in the Neighbourhood Watch (campaign initiated under the National Policing Strategic Framework.
"There are many reasons why these drivers to take this road at a brisk pace. Particular, there are no obstacles and road signs, among others. It is important that drivers know they are at serious risks with the forthcoming introduction of penalty points. If they do not meet the required speed (50 km per hour), they may lose the points (up to eight) on their license. So it is better to vigilant on the roads, "adds the same police source. "It goes without saying that the people of the region must make a request to the authorities for the creation of a secure bus stop on this coastal road where the incident occurred."