SAVE LIVES: SLOW DOWN!

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week is being observed from May 8 – 14, 2017 and the focus is on sensitizing persons on the importance of slowing down. As the Operator of Highway 2000 East-West, we endorse this global message, given our own passion about encouraging road safety. We also believe it is a very timely reminder, since there were a whopping nine (9) recorded fatalities island wide over the recent Easter Weekend, and several of these accidents were a result of poor driving practices such as speeding.

We would therefore like to remind our users to obey the posted speed limit.

Some areas along the T1 leg of Highway 2000 East-West permit speed of up 110km/h, while others, particularly those near on and off ramps, restrict speed to 80km/h.

The Portmore (T2) leg of Highway 2000 East-West permits speed of up to 70km/h. While the speed limit on any Highway 2000 East-West on or off ramp is restricted to 50km/h.

Always take note of, and obey, the speed limit. No matter how good a driver you are, this simple logic is true:

1. THE FASTER THE SPEED = THE LESSER THE RESPONSE TIME TO THE UNEXPECTED = THE GREATER THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT

2. THE FASTER THE SPEED = THE GREATER THE IMPACT DURING AN ACCIDENT = THE LOWER THE CHANCES OF SURVIVAL.

We invite you to TAKE THE PLEDGE to slow down by visiting the United Nation’s Road Safety Week website and signing up to help save lives: https://www.unroadsafetyweek.org/en/home

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