Road Safety Reminder for the Week
Excessive water on a roadway may cause flooding. This can happen gradually or suddenly. Flooding is dangerous and can be life threatening. It is important to understand the risks of water on the roadway. Some of the dangers of a flooded roadway include:
- The vehicle being swept off the road
- Floating debris and unseen hazards
- The roadway collapsing
- Vehicle malfunction (for example, brake failure)
- Electrocution if accompanied by fallen power lines
It is best to find an alternate route if you encounter a flooded roadway. It may not be possible to determine the depth of the flood visually; it may be deep and too dangerous to cross. If you have no other option but to drive through a flooded roadway, be sure to drive slowly. Once you have safely navigated through the water, slowly and carefully check your brakes to ensure that they function correctly.
According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule
|GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code||Description||Eff. 01/01/14|
|3205G||Brakes Required - Maintained in Good Working Condition||$80.00|
|3301B||Fail to Stop Within Assured Clear Distance||$400.00|
Guam Construction Update
Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed flaggers (when present). Alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
Motorists are advised that the Route 30 southbound lane is reduced to one lane in preparation for repair work in the area.
From Monday, 10/25/21, to Saturday, 10/30/21, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures for northbound traffic along Route 1 from Summer Garden to Ypao Road from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Weekdays and 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.
GUAM TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Telephone: (671) 646-3452
Fax: (671) 646-3449