by San Pedro Traffic Department
1. Everyone who owns a vehicle should keep that vehicle in the best working condition possible, both for safety and reliability.
2. All motorized vehicles must be licensed and insured.(This includes heavy equipment)
3. Everyone driving on the roads must abide by the laws set out in the Road Traffic act of Belize.
4. Drivers should be more considerate of other road users, not drive like they own the road.
5. Aggressive driving should not be tolerated.
If the people of San Pedro are serious about helping reduce the complaints about our traffic, they are the ones that have to change; one only has to stand on the side of any street and watch how people are driving. The way people drive here would not be tolerated anywhere else in Belize, they drive to fast and have no consideration for anyone else including pedestrians; it is only by chance that someone has not been killed. You can see the arrogance of some drivers as they bully their way through traffic, overtaking dangerously just to get one vehicle ahead. The island is small no one has miles to travel to get to work or school, so why do they feel it is necessary to drive so aggressively and dangerously to go just a short distance. I have driven in many countries as a professional driver and have never seen driving as bad as here in San Pedro.
People should wake up and see the bad impression they are leaving on the minds of our visitors.
The number of vehicles on this island is not the problem it is the way these vehicles are being used that are creating the problems.
So if people started to drive more responsibly and be more courteous to other drivers and pedestrians a lot of the complaints we are hearing would go away, so it might take you a couple more minutes to reach your destination if you drove slower, but you would have less stress and less tickets…
So if this was posted by the San Pedro Traffic Department, why doesn't state that all drivers will be checked for drivers license, insurance, and registration? A traffic police officer on either side of the bridge, one south and north of town, and one roving along middle street actually WRITING tickets, would solve a bit of the problem.
But they are essentially "telling" people to drive safer? SAD