-more installed in Lodge
The police say they are seeing a reduction in collisions from the use of sleeping policemen and more were recently installed on minor roads within the vicinity of D’Urban and Hadfield streets, close to Mandela Avenue, in Lodge.
Acting Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram disclosed last week that the Guyana Police Force has collaborated with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to identify areas where they have noticed wanton speeding by drivers.
The acting traffic chief further explained that signage was not being respected by drivers.
“We have noticed that people don’t pay attention to signs. A lot of times people see signs saying ‘Stop’ or ‘Go slow’ but they don’t observe these signs,” Ashram explained, while pointing out that a decision was taken to install the speed humps on minor roads.
City Engineer Colvern Venture recently told Stabroek News that the speed humps are necessary since minibus drivers on route 41 (South Ruimveldt to Stabroek) and route 46 (Lodge to Stabroek) would often speed through these auxiliary roads.
“We have seen these minibus drivers speeding down the road without any regard for the pedestrians or cyclists. Also you see them trying to cut through the minor roads to bypass the stop lights,” he explained.
Venture noted that while he understands that the speed humps have been put in place to create safer roads, the Mayor and City Council were never consulted on the placement of the humps. The roads on which the speed humps were placed are municipal roads, he noted.