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Solar powered signs installed @ school zones in EE & CGB

A solar powered safety road sign in the vicinity of Willard Wheatley Primary School in East End. Photo: GIS
Solar radar school zone signs at Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: GIS
Solar radar school zone signs at Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: GIS
EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Public Works Department in its commitment to road safety across the Territory has installed solar radar school zone signs at the Willard Wheatley Primary and the Ivan Dawson Primary Schools.

Director of the Public Works Department (PWD), Mr Jeremy W. Hodge in a press release on January 31, 2024, said the safety of the Territory’s children is paramount and that the installation of the signs is a pilot project with more to be installed at other schools across the Territory.

Mr Hodge said, “These signs read the speed of oncoming vehicles alerting motorists of how fast they are travelling.”

Bringing 'awareness' to drivers

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) at a recent sitting of the House of Assembly said the Government of the Virgin Islands was committed to adding another component to the greener, safer, more pedestrian-friendly efforts by way of solar-powered crosswalk signals.

“The solar-powered crosswalks are signage that flashes to get the attention of the on-coming traffic, therefore bringing awareness to drivers that a pedestrian is intending to cross the street.” Honourable Rymer said at the time.

The Ministry of Communications and Works says it remains dedicated to ensuring the continued development and maintenance of public infrastructure in keeping with international standards so that public utilities are reliable and affordable in support of an enhanced community life for every resident and visitor in the [British] Virgin Islands.

7 Responses to “Solar powered signs installed @ school zones in EE & CGB”

  • justin (31/01/2024, 10:56) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    tell the school children walk along the sidewalk
    • To Justin (01/02/2024, 21:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tell me how can they walk on sidewalks that don’t exist. Explain that one to me.
  • Lb (31/01/2024, 14:25) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Signs that tell you the speed you are going? Meanwhile there are speed bumps to naturally slow down vehicles there already.

    I like the concept but seems like a waste or not best use of resources.
  • Arrion (01/02/2024, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent idea because some people do not slow down and go fast over the speed bumps. These new signs caught my eyes right away and are needed for some of these speed demons.
  • YEAH RITE (01/02/2024, 08:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well hallelujah we are saved , it that going to fis the potholes or raw sewage with its lovely fragrance that arouses our senses
  • lodger (01/02/2024, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So who exactly was the local contractor who got an eat from those useless signs? No one can actually drive fast between the humps and potholes anyway.
    • to lodger (01/02/2024, 21:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You people are really stupid bad you know. The sign says that the speed limit is 10 Miles per hour. The number in red says 13 miles per hour, which clearly indicates that they are driving over the speed limit and you fools are going to come on here talking about speed bumps make it impossible for them to drive fast.

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