Traffic Chief says speed bumps leading to reduction of collisions
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