Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of June 7-13

June 04, 2021

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

Pedestrians
A pedestrian is a person on foot or who uses a conveyance such as roller skates, skateboard, etc., other than a bicycle. A pedestrian can also be a person with a disability using a tricycle, quadricycle, or wheelchair for transportation.

  • If you approach a pedestrian crossing at a corner or other crosswalk, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at a corner with or without traffic signal lights, whether or not the crosswalk is marked by painted lines, you are required to exercise caution and reduce your speed, or stop if necessary, to ensure the safety of the pedestrian.
  • Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A pedestrian you cannot see may be crossing the street. Stop and proceed when all pedestrians have crossed the street.
  • Do not drive on a sidewalk, except to cross it to enter or exit a driveway or alley. When crossing, yield to all pedestrians.
  • Do not stop in a crosswalk. You will place pedestrians in danger.
  • Remember, if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you, they are ready to cross the street. Yield to the pedestrian.
  • Allow sufficient time to cross the street for:
    • Older pedestrians
    • Disabled pedestrians
    • Pedestrians with young children
  • Obey signs pertaining to pedestrians.
Important: Blind pedestrians rely on the sound of your vehicle to become aware of your vehicle’s presence, and the sound of the pedestrian signal to know when they are able to safely cross the street. It is important that you stop your vehicle within 5 feet of the crosswalk. Drivers of hybrid or electric vehicles must remain especially aware that the lack of engine or electric motor noise may cause a blind pedestrian to assume there is not a vehicle nearby. Follow this cue:
  • When a blind person pulls in their cane and steps away from the intersection, this gesture usually means for you to go.

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

GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code Description Eff. 01/01/14
3315 Passing at an Intersection $80.00
3325 Failure to Yield at an Intersection $100.00
3328 Failure to Yield at Pedestrian $200.00

 

 

 

Guam Construction Update

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed flaggers (when present). Alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
 

Atantano Bridge (Temporary Repairs)

Motorists are advised that the southbound shoulder will remain closed at the Atantano Bridge in Santa Rita.
 

Route 30 at Trankilo St

Motorists are advised the Route 30 southbound lane is reduced to one lane in preparation for repair work in the area.