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Dec 24, 2021

Traffic Safety during the Yuletide

Fitzroy Yearwood

The Belize Police Department will be working overtime this Christmas weekend with officers patrolling the streets to ensure citizen safety and to enforce curfew regulation.  But, they are also reminding the driving public to obey all traffic laws, especially when driving along the highways.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“Road safety is of paramount importance and our officers are out there as we speak, delivering the safety pamphlets, the tips, as to what you should do and not do during this festive season.  We know that Christmas weekend begins on a Friday which is today and it will end on Monday and we are urging people to observe the road traffic safety laws, drive within the prescribed speed limit which is fifty-five miles per hour on the highways and twenty-five miles per hour on villages and towns.  People must understand, drinking and driving is a no-go.  We have seen in recent months that a lot of these fatal traffic accidents can be attributed to consumption of alcohol.  We encourage people that if you are drinking, don’t drive and if you are driving, please don’t drink.  If you decide to go and visit relatives which we discouraging you against because we still have the COVID protocols in place, please go somewhere where you can stay if you are consuming alcohol.  We want people to be courteous while driving.

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