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Traffic regulations for large vehicles not enforced

As construction moves to complete the next half of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge in the Boca del Rio area, the current one-lane structure continues to experience congestion during the island's rush hour. An incident on Monday, December 5th, involving a large truck caused great concern and prompted many motorists to question if the truck companies are respecting the traffic regulations for these large vehicles set by the San Pedro Town Council. The bridge incident reportedly occurred just after midday when large trucks should not be operating. According to witnesses, the truck was starting to cross the one-lane bridge when something allegedly happened, and it started reversing down the bridge. Those involved in the incident said a couple of golf carts behind the truck waiting to cross were hit by the large vehicle. Motorists at the bridge said it was a frightening experience, but fortunately, no one was hurt.

Some weeks ago, the SPTC set new traffic regulations for large trucks specifying the time of the day when these large vehicles are not supposed to be on the road. According to that note, no large delivery trucks can operate from 8-9AM and 11:30AM-1:15PM, Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, no large trucks will be allowed after 1PM. Meanwhile, on Sundays and public and bank holidays, no large delivery trucks will be allowed to operate in town.

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