Monday 1 June, 2020

Barbados Traffic report - Stop speeding at roundabouts

Here is a look at conditions on our roads and any major concerns for the morning.

ACCIDENTS

There was a minor accident in the area of Hinds Hill, St Michael.

TRAFFIC

Conditions are heavy across the island at this time, particularly in Hastings, Christ Church and other areas on Highway 7.

CONCERNS

Sergeant David Allyene of the Royal Barbados Police Force's Traffic Division is warning motorists to compile with traffic laws around the Frank Worrell Roundabout.

Stressing that too many persons continue to drive recklessly in the area, he urged motorists to put safety first:

"People are coming from Highway 1 in the left lane and going right around traffic to get onto the Spring Garden Highway. People also come from University Hill and stop in the middle of the roundabout, blocking traffic, because many persons speed right through when the roundabout is left clear."

He went on to note that police are increasingly concerned about persons speeding at roundabouts:

"In fact we are still seeing people driving too fast at roundabouts across the island and in residential areas. 

"You need to ensure that you can maintain control of the vehicle - when persons are unable to do this they get into accidents and are injured are worse there is a fatality."

ADVISE

Be cautious when approaching and manoeuvring around roundabouts. 

 

Be safe on our roads. 

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