I must clear my conscience up front and say that I am in full agreement with the new laws and the immediate implementation of the same as it relates to making our roads safer.
But we did not go far enough. People are eating, putting on makeup even dressing children while driving. Fine them heavily.
I am not sure if these are on the books, but there should be a heavy fine for a derelict vehicle parked on your property and in front of your house. Authorities must cease and desist the primitive practice of painting “14 days to move”. The vehicles, boats old refrigerators, etc should not be there in the first place. Fine them heavily, because there is absolutely no excuse.
Finally, there should no tolerance for nastiness. We have seen our neighbourhoods deteriorate to slums. People are so comfortable in squalor that it is baffling. Other cultures have brought this here and Bahamians who have absolutely no identity, gravitate to the nastiness quickly.
There should be a hefty fine for nastiness, no mercy, period.
We cannot blame anyone for this, we brought this on ourselves. We have completely abandoned our old habits of racing to see who could have the cleanest yard. What happened???
Where is the pride? No more warnings, because we all know better.
“Neatness and cleanliness is not a function of how rich or poor you are but that of mentality and principle.”
One who maintains cleanliness keeps away diseases.
Ivoine W. Ingraham
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