Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee

SPTC sets restrictions on four and 6-cylinder vehicles and 6-seater golf carts

For the last few years, San Pedro Town has seen growing traffic congestion, particularly downtown. During peak times of the day, it is difficult to find a parking space, and traffic runs in a frenzy. Past attempts to take control of the issue have seen little results. To tackle the situation, on Tuesday, May 11th, the Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee (ACTCC) announced that they would not be accepting applications for permits for four and 6-cylinder vehicles or 6-seater golf carts for six months.

ACTCC stops issuing permits for additional vehicles and golf carts rentals on the island

The Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee (ACTCC) informs the public that vehicle permits for golf cart rentals, large vehicles, and taxis will no longer be issued until further notice. The committee also advises barge companies that before transporting any new vehicles to the island, this must be cleared by the ACTCC. Failure to adhere to this request can result in a $1,000 fine to the barge company and the vehicle removed from the island.

More golf carts arrive on the island

Another batch of brand-new golf carts (18) was seen arriving on the island on Tuesday, March 26th inside shipping containers. With the ongoing issue of traffic on the island, residents are increasingly concerned that these additional golf carts are an unnecessary addition to the saturation of motor vehicles on the island.

New San Pedro Traffic Board Appointed

The five-member group, officially known as the Ambergris Caye Traffic Control Committee (ACTCC), and includes three members from the City of Belmopan and two from Ambergris Caye.