Be­ware: Speed is dan­ger­ous, so are speed break­ers

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Shad­dad al Musalmy

A few days ago, a mo­torist had to ap­ply brakes sud­denly as he could not spot the un­marked road hump at night which caused dam­age to the car. This is just one among the many in­ci­dents that mo­torists go through as they drive around some of the in­ter­nal roads in the coun­try.

“There have been sev­eral in­ci­dents of sud­den brak­ing that hap­pened to me be­cause of in­vis­i­ble speed humps. Of­fi­cials need to take ac­tion to mark such road break­ers clearly. This can be more se­ri­ous at night. There is a need for spe­cial light­ings on such speed break­ers,” said Mohsin Ra­heed, an Amerat res­i­dent.

Some say even though there may be sign boards, there is still a need to mark humps clearly.

Mo­hammed al Balushi, a res­i­dent of Seeb, said it is im­por­tant to have suf­fi­cient sign­boards and mark­ings to cau­tion mo­torists.

“There may be sign­boards on the road be­fore humps but the humps must also be clearly marked in case one misses the

sign­board. Such humps should be painted in colour so that they are vis­i­ble prop­erly,” he said.

There have been sev­eral in­stances of mo­torists get­ting in

ju­red too.

“I was once trav­el­ling with my hus­band, and be­cause he did not see the hump, he braked sud­denly and I banged my head and in­jured my­self. I could not hold my­self even though I had seat belt on,” said Fatmah al Naa­mani, a home­maker.

“We wel­come com­muters to reg­is­ter their con­cerns in re­gard to proper mark­ing of speed break­ers so that the civic body can take ac­tion,” said an of­fi­cial of Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

We wel­come com­muters to reg­is­ter their con­cerns in re­gard to mark­ing of speed break­ers

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of­fi­cial

(Mus­cat Daily)

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