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NRA Encourages Safe Driving This Hurricane Season

Law Enforcement 27 Jul, 2023 Follow News

NRA Encourages Safe Driving This Hurricane Season

The National Roads Authority (NRA) urges residents and visitors to take care on the roads this Hurricane Season. With the potential for severe weather conditions and increased hazards on the road from 1st June to 30th November, NRA is committed to promoting awareness and providing guidance to ensure the safety of all road users.

Hurricane season brings unique challenges that require careful preparation and vigilance. The NRA emphasises the following essential safety measures in the event of a hurricane. If possible, shelter in place and avoid driving after a storm. If you must go on the roads, proceed slowly and with caution to avoid skidding. Drivers should also prepare to turn around should they encounter deep standing water. It is not advisable to drive through flooded areas, as you may not be able to see dangerous debris and fallen power lines.

Businesses and individuals are reminded to check their homes and offices to ensure they are prepared for the 2023 Hurricane Season. Some key things to consider include securing materials to protect windows and doors in the event of a storm, ensuring first-aid kits are fully stocked and medications are within date, as well as pruning back any overgrown trees near the home that may pose a threat.

During a storm, NRA is responsible for setting up traffic controls and detours, clearing the roadway of debris, conducting emergency repairs, assessing damages and providing emergency engineering services, among other things.

“As we enter hurricane season, it is of utmost importance that we prioritise road safety and take proactive measures to protect ourselves and our communities,” said Edward Howard, Managing Director of the National Roads Authority. “By staying informed, planning ahead, and following recommended safety guidelines, we can reduce the risks associated with severe weather events and ensure the well-being of all road users.” Mr. Howard said.

The Cayman Islands National Roads Authority remains dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the road network and facilitating safe and efficient travel for all residents and visitors. For the latest road updates and information, please visit the NRA website at www.caymanroads.com


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