Traffic Teams working for a safer Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Traffic management in the Nation’s capital continues to be addressed by various stakeholders. On Thursday of last week, the Belize Road Safety Project Management Unit, Belmopan Police, National Transport Department, and the Belmopan Municipal Traffic Department met to discuss traffic management; especially on the George Price Highway and within Belmopan. According to Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, the evidence derived from statistics indicates that serious and fatal accidents occur mostly during weekends.

Coming out from the meeting in Belmopan, the traffic partners agreed to increase patrols during peak hours on the Western Corridor, the Hummingbird Highway and inside Belmopan City itself. From this past weekend, patrols have commenced until further notice. From here on motorcycle offenses will also be targeted by the authorities.

The National Transport and Belmopan Police will be patrolling the George Price and Hummingbird Highways, while the Municipal traffic and Belmopan Police will be monitoring Belmopan City streets.

Road users are reminded that the speed limits for populated areas are 25 miles per hour and 55 miles per hour on the highways.

“A life lost is always regretted. We are hopeful that these measures that will be implemented will lead to less accidents in our jurisdiction,” posts Howell Gillett, Superintendent of Police and Officer in Charge of Belmopan Police.