Road safety council calls for reduce speed on Sunday in Bandar

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THE Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) has advised motorists to reduce their speed when driving around Bandar Seri Begawan during car-free Sundays as part of the ‘Bandarku Ceria’ programme.

The council, in a statement yesterday, also reminded motorists to wear their seatbelts and not use their mobile phones while driving.

Motorists must obey road signs and instructions from traffic police officers under the Investigations and Traffic Control Department on duty.

Cyclists and users of electric-powered vehicles participating in activities under the programme also need to reduce their speed limit while on the roads that are temporarily closed to motor vehicles.

They are also urged to be vigilant and considerate to pedestrians, especially children.

The car-free day began on October 2 when several roads in Bandar Seri Begawan were closed from 6am to 10am to promote healthy activities such as jogging, cycling, aerobics, as well as provide a space for businesses to market their products.

The Bandarku Ceria Programme aims to turn Bandar Seri Begawan into a dynamic and vibrant city, the Municipal Department said earlier.

The department said Bandar Seri Begawan was declared as the ASEAN City of Culture 2016-2017, providing an opportunity to showcase Brunei’s cultural heritage.

The Brunei Times