Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of May 24-30

May 21, 2021

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

SPEED LAWS

  1. Basic Speed Law
    Under Guam Law, you must never drive faster than is safe. This is what the law says:
    “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent, have due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic in, and the surface and width of the highway and in no event, at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property (Section 3301).”
    This is called the “Basic Speed Law”. This law does not set an exact limit in miles per hour at which you may drive. The “Basic” law requires that you consider all conditions that may affect your driving. These include the number and speed of other cars on the roadway; the presence of pedestrians; the surface of the road – whether smooth or rough, wet or dry, wide or narrow; how far ahead you can see in existing light conditions; and such things as rain, fog, wind, smoke, dust, and inclement weather. To meet the requirement of this law, maintain the speed of the flow of traffic in your direction, providing it does not exceed the speed limit.
  2. Speed Limits
    Additional speed laws do not set definite speed limits that are generally posted on signs by the road. Some indicate absolute limits and others indicate the maximum safe speed for that area. The MAXIMUM speed on Guam is 35 mph and in no case may you exceed this limit.

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

GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code Description Eff. 01/01/14
9107A Reckless Driving $500.00
3301C Maximum Speed Limit $80.00

 

Speed Chart Eff. 01/01/14
SPEED RATE (GUAM) ALL SPEED ZONES – PER MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT $8.00

 

 

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.