(CMR) In light of the numerous crashes along Shamrock Road, a petition for Government to install traffic calming measures and enforce road safety measures on Shamrock Road has been started on change.org.
According to the Petition titled, “Save lives on Shamrock Rd, CI Gov must act now – implement Spotts traffic calming measures,” residents on and off the almost 2-mile ‘Spotts Straight’ are affected daily when they have to deal with the fast pace of traffic and dysfunctional driving. It further stated that the tens of thousands of people coming to and from the Eastern districts are also affected.
In less than a week, there were two fatal collisions along that thoroughfare recently.
“Without immediate action, more lives are at risk – it’s not a case of IF, it’s a case of WHEN the next person will die or be seriously injured; the impact on friends and families is devastating,” the Petition read.
It continued with a list of immediate actions needed from various organizations. The Petition called for the RCIPS to enforce traffic laws and more police presence along the roadway to encourage road safety.
It also calls for the National Road Authority (and Dept of Planning) to implement traffic calming measures, including but not limited to reducing the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, speed checks cameras, rumble strips, and possible round-about in key Crown-owned locations to shorten the ‘racetra.’’.
The Petition also said the Public Transport Board needed to improve bus service AND decrease outrageous taxi rates to make it more affordable for those in the Eastern districts.
It also called on the Department of Tourism to provide better traffic and pedestrian access when ships are in Spotts Dock/Landing and address the dangers facing tourists and locals when exiting Spotts Beach.
The Petition concluded by requesting that local representatives Hon Sabrina Turner (Prospect) and Hon Wayne Panton (Savannah) take these measures to Cabinet and get them passed.
“Please support our cause and sign this petition to save lives on Shamrock Road,” the Petition stated.