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#523381 05/05/17 10:32 AM
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Due to several recent accidents and the fact that some people, insist on driving with no respect for the laws and regulations of Belize with regards to speeding and driving in a reckless manner. We at the SPTD along with the SPTC and Police are going to enforce the speeding laws, which are, 10mph in a built up area and 15mph on other roads. We also will be targeting reckless drivers. To help drivers obey the law, we will be installing speed bumps at several locations including the Northern road and erecting speed limit signs across the island. All drivers are reminded that it is an offence to ignore posted speed limits and to avoid a speed bump; violators will be ticketed without exceptions.

We all must work together to make our roads safe for all who use them.
Thank you.

Han Pasado varios accidents en los meses pasados y la gente siempre insiste en manejar irresponsablemente y contra las leyes reglamentarias pertenentes al exceso de velocidad. El Departmento de Transito en colaboracion con la Policia de San Pedro van a efectuar operaciones dedicados a promover la eliminatcion de alta velocidad en toda la isla. En la zona Central de San Pedro (Boca Del Rio hasta Escalante) La velocidad maxima es 10mph, y en otras partes la velocidad maxima es 15mph. Estaran construidos topes de velocidad en diferentes partes de la Isla, como tambien letreros advirtiendo la velocidades permitidas. Todas las personas manejando estaran pendientes de que es una ofensa ignorer tales advirtencias/letreros igual como el rebasar por un lado los topes de velocidad. Cualquier persona (s) que comete infraccion al respeto de esas leyes seran multados/multadas sin excepcion.

Debemos de trabajar juntos para protejer las vidas de cada persona usando las calles.

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Forget more speed bumps. They slow down my golf cart, that isn't speeding, but has little effect on taxis, motorcycles and suv's. Just give out tickets and revoke licenses after 3 tickets. A long overdo problem that needs to be addressed. Surprised there have not been more people injured.

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The Traffic Dept' has started it's "Slow Down" campaign, it has come to our attention that some people just do not know or have been misinformed about the actual speed limit regulations on the Cayes. So here is a copy of the Statutory Instrument.

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I don't recall that the golf cart I rented last summer having a speedometer -- how can you tell how fast you are going?

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A little common sense may come into play here.

I would be surprised if a km. or two over the limit would be an issue.

I feel this is aimed at the yahoos, mostly Gringos, it seems, that crudely disregard any semblance of reasonableness. (The Americans seem to love to speed whenever possible; as for the natives, they should know better and they deserve what they get).

Just cruise slowly and I'm sure all will be OK. (Didn't we all come here to enjoy a more laid-back, go-slow experience?)

Last edited by RobertJ; 05/25/17 03:54 PM.
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"I feel this is aimed at the yahoos, mostly Gringos, it seems, that crudely disregard any semblance of reasonableness. (The Americans seem to love to speed whenever possible;"

I don't see too many Gringos driving those taxis, motorcycles and SUV's that speed by me.

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Not to mention the BIG construction trucks, going North, it's terrifying when they town the delivery vehicles.... Martha's Ice carts, Fi Wi Chicken trucks, and the motorcycles pulling red trailers..... The other day I was nicely warned by a policemen (fair enough) that I was parked in the red while remaining in the cart waiting for my husband, altho after I moved, the Belizean family who also was parked in the red, sitting, eating their lunch..... was obvious to the policeman, nothing was addressed to them. Basically, my feelings are that the locals have another set up rules- not sure that's going to change

Joined: Apr 2015
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Well, bywarren, of course you're right .... I came on a little harsh there ... possibly influenced by my recent trip to SP, wherein "tourists" in golf carts were buzzing recklessly about everywhere I looked .... and Jameela01, your observations were equally as correct....the locals (as I pointed out) are probably more of the problem than anyone else.

Sorry for the overdone rant.

(As Tom Hanks said to Wilson in the cave, "We're still OK, right?")

(It takes a hardcore Hanks fan to get that....:)

Last edited by RobertJ; 05/26/17 09:49 AM.

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