Traf­fic Chief says speed bumps lead­ing to re­duc­tion of col­li­sions

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Re­cently, driv­ers have raised con­cerns on the num­ber of speed humps be­ing placed within short dis­tances of cor­ners.

One driver pointed out that in his view some speed humps are too close to the traf­fic lights and called for their place­ment to be rec­ti­fied.

“Driv­ing on D’Ur­ban Street is a has­sle be­cause when you are ap­proach­ing Mandela Av­enue there is a speed bump there and a traf­fic light. By the time you slow down and go over the speed bump the light changes and you have to wait again, I think they should look at this,” the driver com­mented.

Re­spond­ing to this claim, the act­ing traf­fic chief said that it was now be­ing brought to his at­ten­tion and he would seek to ad­dress it.

How­ever, he went on to say that they have no­ticed a re­duc­tion in ve­hic­u­lar col­li­sions, at in­ter­sec­tions which were prone to ac­ci­dents, since the sleep­ing po­lice­men have been in­stalled. A car ap­proach­ing a re­cently in­stalled sleep­ing po­lice­man be­tween Had­field and D’Ur­ban streets, on Hill Street, which runs par­al­lel to Mandela Av­enue.

A year ago Stabroek and the con­tract had close to Quam­ina Street, News had re­ported that the been awarded to Sim Inc. and in more re­cent times, Min­istry of Pub­lic Last year the humps close to the four-cor­ner­in­ter­sec­tion In­fra­struc­ture had in­stalled were ob­served on a few at Shiv 33 speed humps on var­i­ous streets in Camp­bel­lville, Chan­der­paul Drive, North streets in the city. The Bel Air Park and a few Road, New Gar­den Street speed humps were other res­i­den­tial ar­eas. and Church Street. in­stalled for “safety rea­sons” Also on Water­loo Street

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