[www.inewsguyana.com] – A number of major roads and streets within the capital city will be turned into one way streets in the coming months. This was announced on Friday (February 28) at a Road Safety Council Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre, Liliendaal.
The city has been divided into four quadrants namely North West, North East, South West and South East. Before the end of July these quadrants will become effective and public awareness before and after the introduction of these measures will be rolled out.
The strategy is to address the issues of congestion and safety within the capital.
Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee says too many drivers are flouting the system and getting away; adding that Magistrates’ Courts are not delivering justice to those who are affected which allows for perpetrators to walk free.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds noted that many accidents occur because of carelessness on the part of drivers. Hinds said the country has seen an increase of over ten thousand vehicles per year.
To this end the Prime Minister cited the need for better infrastructure and concern for each other.