Beware: Speed is dangerous, so are speed breakers
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
“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