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Speed-breakers sans white stripes cause accidents

DANGEROUS: The speed-breaker near Bell Matriculation Higher Secondary School on Tuticorin Hiway without bright white stripes.

DANGEROUS: The speed-breaker near Bell Matriculation Higher Secondary School on Tuticorin Hiway without bright white stripes.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: A. Shaikmohideen.

P. Sudhakar

Near Bell Matriculation HSS on Palayamkottai-Tuticorin Highway

TIRUNELVELI: Two recently laid speed-breakers near Bell Matriculation Higher Secondary School on the Palayamkottai-Tuticorin Highway without bright white stripes on it cause frequent accidents, particularly involving two-wheelers.

As all vehicles passing through this thoroughfare traverse at a very high speed throughout the day though the school is located nearby, two speed-breakers were laid near the institution to ensure the safety of the school children.

However, the absence of wide, bright white stripes throw away the motorists crossing without controlling the speed since they cannot see it from a distance.

Moreover, ‘speed-breakers ahead’ signboards, usually warning the motorists, cannot be seen on both sides of this dangerous spot.

The motorists are being left at the mercy of the Almighty when they cross this point during night.

“Unfortunately, the speed-breakers, which have been laid with the good intention of controlling the vehicles zooming past at high velocity, are now causing accidents, particularly during night as the motorists cannot see from a distance the speed-breakers without bright white stripes. The officials concerned should take immediate steps to caution the road-users about the presence of speed-breakers at this point and also install warning signboards on both sides,” said A. Mohanraj, an advocate.

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