Construction of overhead bridge for students completed

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

AN OVERHEAD bridge has been installed across the road in the capital where a student was hit by a car last Tuesday.

The bridge – one of several planned measures by the Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) to curb accidents – was installed on Saturday night and was ready for use yesterday.

Second Deputy Chairperson of National Road Safety Council and Acting Director of Land Transport Dr Supry Hj Awg Ladi told The Brunei Times yesterday that a fencing barrier below the bridge would be installed soon, directing the public to use the bridge instead of crossing the road at any point.

“The public and school children need to use the bridge to cross the road safely, and in cases where there is no bridge, we (BNRSC) urge to use the proper crossing at the traffic light.

“You may need to walk slightly further to the traffic light (when there is no bridge), but it will be much safer,” he said.

BNRSC also advised parents and those sending children to drop students to the school’s internal compound to ensure maximum safety.

Reductions to speed limits around schools, more road signs and parking facilities are some of the other measures the council has planned for its short-, mid- and long-term strategy to make roads safer in the Sultanate.

The Brunei Times