Saturday, May 25, 2024

San Pedro Traffic Department

Online petition launched to control large trucks traveling through downtown San Pedro

Following a nearly tragic incident involving a large dump truck and a man on a bicycle, an online petition to better monitor or possibly stop the flow of large vehicles in downtown San Pedro was launched. The accident happened on Thursday, April 18th, when the individual was reportedly pinned to a utility post when a huge truck tried to make a right turn at the end of Angel Coral Street. Passersby alerted the cyclist just in time. Medical personnel assisted the bicyclist, who was treated for minor injuries. However, this incident fueled rising concerns from islanders who believe urgent action is necessary to prevent a potential tragedy. As a result, resident Carina Paz created an online petition with over a thousand signatures by Wednesday, April 24th.

Drunk driving accidents are a growing problem

Drinking and driving in Belize is illegal, and if you rent a golf cart, having a designated driver is recommended while enjoying the San Pedro nightlife with some cocktails. Both the San Pedro Traffic Department and emergency responders have stated that the number of incidents involving drunk driving is on the rise.

Thousands enjoy Easter holidays on Ambergris Caye

Over Easter, locals and tourists in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, celebrated with religious events and beach activities. The celebrations took place in various locations across the island, including the popular Secret Beach on the northwest coast of Ambergris Caye. Visitors began arriving on Thursday, March 28th, eager to enjoy the festivities on La Isla Bonita.

San Pedro Traffic Wardens Undergo Training

On Thursday, March 21st, the San Pedro Traffic Department participated in a training program to improve their knowledge of traffic laws, safety, and law enforcement. The training was organized in line with the Department of Transport's mission to develop, promote, and regulate a modern and efficient transportation sector through effective traffic management, human resource development, and community participation, focusing on public safety.

Road works in the San Juan Area to resume soon: SPTC asks for continued patience with traffic detours

For the past few weeks, motorists driving north of the town core and in the San Juan area have been experiencing increased detours. The San Pedro Traffic Department puts these detours in place to reroute traffic away from ongoing road construction in the area and control traffic flow. However, many residents claim that these detours are causing unnecessary congestion and have questioned the time frame of their implementation.

Island residents call for stricter traffic enforcement

Traffic congestion in San Pedro Town is a significant concern for the island's residents. There has been an increase in vehicular activity in the downtown area, threatening pedestrians, especially students. As a result, the San Pedro Traffic Department has implemented various strategies to manage the congestion during certain hours of the day.

San Pedro Fire Station conducts simulation exercise

To better respond to fire emergencies in San Pedro Town, the local fire service conducted a simulation exercise on Thursday, February 8th, along one of the busiest streets in the downtown area. The exercise evaluated the fire station’s ability to execute an efficient deployment strategy to contain a fire disaster and save property and lives.

Island drivers encouraged to follow traffic regulations

As Ambergris Caye continues to grow into a bustling town, many issues surrounding traffic arise. From congestion to accidents, traffic on the island is one of the major concerns of most residents. While the San Pedro Traffic Department works daily to control, route, and regulate traffic flow, they call on drivers to be responsible and follow proper driving laws.