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More suggestions to improve driving on Barker’s Hill

An aerial view of Barker's Hill in Devonshire (Photograph courtesy of the Bermuda Government)

Dear Sir,

I am using this medium to thank the Department of Works and Engineering for the reflective markers installed on the new fencing on North Shore Road to the east of the Barker’s Hill roundabout.

They are so helpful when driving at night under the assault of these new cars with multiple sets of ultra-bright, white LED headlights. These headlights almost totally block the ability to see anything but the faint yellow line — if there is one. When the wall on your left is inches off your car, anything that makes it visible when dealing with those infernal lights is a safety asset.

I would ask that they also consider installing some sort of reflective device on the opposite side of the same road for traffic travelling west. If the stick-on ones are not suitable for coral walls, then maybe a reflective stake, which can be pushed into the ground, can be used.

Barker’s Hill south could also use some reflectors on both sides. Those awful lights are even worse there because cars going up or down are at an angle, making the blazing lights even more dangerous. I would also love to see 4x4 reflective street markers installed on the centre lines of all roads. Those would enhance the paint and would be more durable than paint. I have seen them on roads overseas. It looks like we will have to live with those lights for all time. Reflectors would greatly increase the safety of night driving.



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Published April 10, 2023 at 7:58 am (Updated April 08, 2023 at 9:00 pm)

More suggestions to improve driving on Barker’s Hill

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