|New Traffic Warden Baldemar Alpuche
Traffic challenges seem to be a constant issue
on the island these days. Hopefully, some of these problems can be solved
by San Pedro's new transport officer, Baldemar Alpuche.
Mr. Alpuche is the new officer in charge of
maintaining the smooth flow of traffic in San Pedro. Originally from the
Corozal District, Mr. Alpuche accepted the position of Traffic Warden I
(Officer-in-Charge) as of Monday, May
5th, 2003. In this
capacity, he is responsible for controlling traffic and the licensing of
cars, trucks, golf carts, motorcycles, and any other motorized vehicle.
Apart from this, he is also responsible for issuing Belize driver's
Baldemar Alpuche has worked for the Traffic Department
for past seven years. Before transferring to San Pedro he worked in Punta
Gorda, Dangriga and Corozal. In all three areas he had the same position
as Traffic Warden I. Mr. Alpuche plans to stay in San Pedro for at least
one year, in order to implement some of his ideas for improving the
island's traffic situation.
Mr. Alpuche said, "I hope to strengthen the link
between the San Pedro Police Department, the San Pedro Town Council and
the Department of Transport during the time I'll be
The Traffic Warden commented that all of the revenues
collected from tickets given to violators goes to the town council. The
Traffic Department's newest project involves placing speed bumps in
different sites around town. Already, they have constructed two new speed
bumps: one near Marina's Store in San Telmo, and the other near Pany's
Golf Cart Rentals on Pescador Drive. In the near future, they will place
three more speed bumps along Coconut Drive between Marina's and the
downtown area. Speed bumps are being constructed to slow traffic, making
it safer for everyone walking or riding the streets.
On behalf of the
community, The San Pedro Sun welcomes
Mr. Baldemar Alpuche to San Pedro. Anyone needing to contact the Traffic
Warden for any reason may call the Transport Office at 226-2046.