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#514045 - 05/29/16 11:02 AM Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road
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With the upgrade of the Northern Ambergris Caye road, several issues have arisen, the most prominent being speeding. This past year saw the pavement of three miles of road from the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge to Belizean Shores Resort, as well as the widening of four miles of road from Belizean Shores to Blue Reef Resort. The improved accessibility for vehicular traffic is resulting in speeding and at time, reckless driving which can result in serious accidents.

Most recently, The San Pedro Sun was made aware of a damaged utility pole in the Grand Belize Estates Area, which was allegedly broken by a reckless dump truck. This is only one of many reported incidents.

These issues have been brought to the attention of The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and San Pedro Traffic Department. SPTC indicated that they are in the process of placing speed bumps along the road as well as several traffic signs in order to reduce such reckless driving. SPTC also explained that traffic wardens do patrol the Northern Ambergris Caye Road but they are not permanently stationed there as their presence is required to control traffic within the town’s perimeters.

SPTC is asking residents of North Ambergris Caye to assist them by reporting traffic related incidents.

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#514052 - 05/29/16 01:43 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
the quarry trucks are FLYING down the middle of the road.
ALL the time.

#514055 - 05/29/16 06:46 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
With an attitude.
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#514056 - 05/29/16 06:47 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: Marty]
Phil Offline
To the extent I figured yesterday they must be paid on how many runs they make!!!

#514057 - 05/29/16 06:49 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
Yes, That's what I guessed, I think they also hurry to cross the bridge in groups. They are scary.
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#514059 - 05/29/16 08:24 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: elbert]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By elbert
Yes, That's what I guessed, I think they also hurry to cross the bridge in groups. They are scary.

Perhaps their employers should be fined for encouraging reckless driving.

There is one resort-owned pickup truck that goes even faster ---- driver seems to think he's at the Grand Prix.

#514089 - 05/31/16 01:15 PM Re: Traffic issues on Northern Ambergris Caye Road [Re: Marty]
SFJeff Offline
I gave one of the truck drivers a ride to town the other day on his day off... he worked for the actual Co hired to do the road, which I guess has but one of the trucks (white one) on site. He gets paid by the hour. Most all of the trucks you see are ind contractors though who get paid by the run. I bet if it was hourly, they'd be hard pressed to hit 10 mph.

The other day while driving south to town, as I approached the turn by the "Bamboo House" a cart coming north flipped in front of us. The driver, drinking a beer/smoking a cigar, simply took the turn WAY too fast and the cart listed and flipped on it's side. Did I mention his wife and two young kids were also in the cart? Amazingly, lord knows how... all were relatively ok, though the kids were both crying and scared to get back in the cart. (Note, the dad never put his cigar down through the whole episode, putting him high in contention for D-bag of the year.) Safe to say if a truck/taxi/resort van had been coming from the other direction (rather than us) the outcome would have been a lot messier.


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