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Dear Editor,

I wonder if anyone has noticed that when driving at night over the hill, or at least a 30-minute drive, how many cars you see driving without any lights on. I mean this can happen to anyone, but most of us catch it in a couple of minutes or less. But while my Grandkids were here, we would take them to Mc. Donald’s over the hill, and I could not get over how much cars you would pass at night with no lights on.

Has anyone wondered what would happen if you get in an accident with such a vehicle?

The law clearly states from sunset to sunrise you must have on lights. Then there is the odd car that decides to change his front parking lights to red, nowhere in the rules of motor vehicles does it say red for the front of the car. I trust the patrols will look out for this and pay more attention now, before this leads to accidents based on carelessness.

Then, there is this crazy addict who is behaving quite mad in the area of the drugstore or Francis Bar on AT Illidge road; this person who is either mentally ill, on drugs or both is going to get hit by a car, I hope not a truck, or an angry driver with a baseball bat. I have encountered him now several times in the middle of the street dancing and interfering with people in their transports as they pass and what’s worse is nothing is being done about it. This is a ticking bomb that is likely to go off.

First of all, if he damages someone’s car, he has no means to pay for it. And if this behaviour is allowed to continue, then the law abiding citizen is put at risk because someone is going to have a problem with him. I can see it coming.

Then there is the rail to nowhere. I am sure some have noticed the green railing that is now erected by the szv offices by the new walking bridge that is yet to open.

And it is very well done, with the exception of the green railing on the hill side towards the pump house, which is a case of over kill if I ever saw one; no one ever fell into that water trench, so I am amazed at what can pass as long as it’s a Dutch company involved. Finally, I am looking into Solar panels as a means to lower my electricity bill. I was only waiting to see how they stand up to hurricanes before I decided.

On the French side there are all kinds of benefits and incentives if you do your part to lower your carbon footprint. I would like to see our Government offer some kind of tax credit to encourage this kind of investment. It is about time we use our wind and sun to start making a difference.

And what’s to stop GEBE from installing some huge wind generators on our hilltops? Do they just like burning diesel and we the customer just keeps paying for it?

 

Al Hodge

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