Crosswalks expected to improve road safety

| 19/04/2013

NRA cross walk Camana Way (255x300).jpg(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) has now installed two pedestrian crosswalks, one on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and the other on West Bay road and has plans for a third in front of the Westin hotel. The crossings come as a result of the 2010 review on ways to improve pedestrian safety on West Bay Road. Officials said motorists should exercise caution when approaching them. Flashing LED fluorescent yellow signs and in road LED lighting are activated when pedestrians press the button and advance pedestrian crossing ahead warning signs are installed 360ft away from each crosswalk.

The crosswalks require pedestrians to press a button before proceeding to cross the road. Theyellow flashing lights will then begin. Pedestrians are reminded that vehicles will need more time to stop if the road is wet or slippery. When crossing, look both ways for traffic that might be overtaking.

The premier and minister responsible for roads said she was pleased that the crosswalks were up and running. The Government is always looking for ways to improve safety on our roads, both pedestrians and drivers and these crosswalks are one of the ways to enhance public safety and improve the experience of all who use our roads," Juliana O’Connor-Connolly added.

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