New crosswalks improve pedestrian safety

The new crosswalk by the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Walkers Road includes a flashing light activated when pedestrians push the cross button. - Photo: Kelsey Jukam

Three new crosswalks with flashing lights – by Savannah Primary School, near the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Cayman Academy on Walkers Road, and by Bodden Town Primary School – also have buttons for pedestrians to press to activate the warning lights for drivers.

The National Roads Authority recently finished the crosswalks, which are designed to help keep students safe on busy streets.

“As all three of these locations are school zones, the NRA wishes to remind motorists to follow the 15mph flashing light when school is in session,” NRA Managing Director Paul Parchment said in a press release.

The NRA plans another crosswalk near the St. Matthew’s University Residence Hall on West Bay Road that will be similar to other safety crosswalks along Seven Mile Beach.

“The NRA management and board, working in conjunction with the Ministry of Infrastructure, will continue to implement measures aimed at improving safety on our roads for both pedestrians and drivers,” Mr. Parchment said.

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  1. I wonder where are the speed limits signs are posted to warn drivers ?
    If there’s any laws and penalties passed to protect the kids or any pedestrian in those cross walks , or are they just put there to say cross walks are in place.