Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of September 21-27

September 18, 2020

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

SAFE DRIVING TIPS

  • Be a Defensive Driver
    • A defensive driver is one who is always on the alert for the mistakes of others. “Expect the Unexpected.” Remember you are sharing the road with all kinds of drivers. By anticipating another’s error, you may avoid an accident. It is better to give up the right-of-way than to suffer an accident with property damage, injury, or death resulting. On the highways, we must all be “Our Brother’s Keeper.
  • Watch for Danger
    • A car suddenly slows down for no apparent reason. (Is there something in the road? Is he going to turn left?)
    • A ball rolls into the street. (Will it be followed by a running child?)
    • The front wheels of a parked car movie, or smoke comes out of its exhaust. (Will it pull out in front of you?)
    • A car has just stopped at the curb. (Will the driver suddenly open his door in the path of your vehicle?)
    • An oncoming car appears to be weaving from side to side. (Is the driver drunk or asleep?)
    • A car behind you is impatiently “riding your bumper.” (Will he be able to stop if you stop? Will he suddenly dart out to pass you?”
  • If You Wear Glasses or Sunglasses
    • If you are required to wear eyeglasses while driving as per instruction of your driver’s license, it is a good practice to have a spare pair with you whenever you’re driving. Any accidental breaking or damage to them, rendering your glasses unusable, would create a hazardous situation. A very important safety principle is don’t use tinted prescription glasses or dark sunvisor types as daylight fades or after dark. In dusk or darkness, they can reduce your distance vision drastically and be very hazardous. Beware of tinted glasses that disguise the actual color of signs and traffic lights, such lenses have caused serious accidents by misleading the driver.

NEVER DRIVE WHEN:

  • You are feeling Sick, Tired, Sleep, Angry, or Emotionally Upset.
  • White lines divide lanes or roadways where the traffic is going in the same direction.

According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule

GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code Description Eff. 01/01/14
3209C Tinted Window Obstructing Drivers View (Pl 29-091) $250.00
7129C Fraudulent Use Of Special/Dealers Plates $500.00
9107A Reckless Driving $500.00

 

Guam Construction Update

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through all construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed to flaggers. Alternative routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.

 

Route 4 Malojloj Highway - Talofofo Bay (Surfside) to 76 Gas Station

Road improvements will continue along Route 4 Malojloj Highway. There will be intermittent lane closures from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, observe all posted traffic signs and carefully heed to flaggers.