Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | July 27, 2014
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Canefield shortcut to $3,000 fine - Offense committed if obstruction caused
As early-morning traffic moves along the Mandela Highway, some impatient motorists utilise a tactic to avoid bumper-to-bumper congestion which literally takes them off the road. They drive through the canefields bordering parts of the roadway.

Vending - a JUTC pest
Vendors have long been criticised for their insistent behaviour when offering their wares to Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters.

Summer slowdown
Executive director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, has contradicted a popular misconception that there is an increase in motor vehicle crashes, and hence road fatalities, during summer.

Hi-tech safe seat for sleepy drivers
Researchers at a British university are targeting truck drivers, especially in the initial stages of a new seating technology. It will monitor the driver's heart rate and also alert them when they are about to doze off.

Safety walkers to make tracks at Dover
Motor racing fans at the Dover Raceway in St Ann will be part of history when they witness the first Long Short Walk for Road Safety in Jamaica. It will be held at the Emancipation of Speed meet on Sunday, August 3.

10-month-old dies in hot car
A 10 month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car last Thursday. On Friday, the police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about the baby until something on TV jogged his memory.

Six GM recalls in one day
General Motors (GM) announced six more recalls last Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60 and affecting nearly 30 million vehicles.


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