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1. Drivers tend to speed on this section of road. During a brief survey conducted on one morning in February 2013, 38% of drivers exceeded the 80 kph speed limit and 19% exceeded the 100kph design speed.
2. Growing use of the road by vulnerable road users. This section of road is a favourite for jogging, walking, bicycling and recreational fishing.
a. A boardwalk has been provided for pedestrians and joggers but there are no barriers to protect the boardwalk from runaway vehicles.
b. Sometimes large groups of bicyclists use this road. However, there is no separation between motorised vehicles and bicycles.
3. Three parking areas facilitate recreational use of the road. However, there is no signage to warn drivers about the locations of these parking areas and they are not well defined. There is a risk of crashes as drivers brake to enter the parking areas or to avoid vehicles leaving these parking areas.
4. The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is an important venue on this roadway. Three issues:
a. A large number of students embark and disembark buses to leave/enter CMI. There are no defined bus stops or pedestrian crossing. This presents a risk of vehicles crashing into stopped buses or groups of CMI students.
b. There are no signs to warn drivers (who may be unfamiliar with the roadway) that vehicles could potentially slow down to enter the CMI or that vehicles could be leaving CMI and turning into the highway.
c. There is no "Stop" sign for vehicles leaving CMI.
5. There are no signs to warn drivers (who may be unfamiliar with the road) that they need to slow down when approaching the two roundabouts.
6. There is a section of road between the Harbour View roundabout and the gypsum yard where there is a steep embankment slope without any crash barriers to prevent vehicles running off the road.
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