President of the Barbados Highway Security Affiliation (BRSA), Sharmane Roland-Bowen, is advising drivers to make use of “excessive warning” whereas on the roads throughout the subsequent few days, as Barbados continues to expertise ashfall from the La Soufrière volcano eruptions occurring in neighbouring St Vincent.
With the numerous quantity of ash on the street, combined with mild rain in a single day, Roland-Bowen says the hazardous nature of the roads to automobiles proper now, can’t be underestimated.
“Our roads are very hazardous; they’re very harmful at the moment and we can not go about driving in the way in which that we used to earlier than. Now we have to take all the crucial precautions to ensure that us to reach at our locations safely,” she mentioned.
The BRSA President additionally harassed that Barbadians ought to solely use the roads at the moment if completely crucial.
“Our roads, due to the ash, have develop into [dangerous]. Visibility has develop into diminished and due to that, we can not see as far forward as we may in additional superb situations. One of many methods in which you’ll fight the hazards, is so that you can decelerate. So we’re asking all individuals to scale back their speeds on the roads,” she harassed.
Roland-Bowen additionally added that the present street situations will considerably scale back the traction of car tyres.
“Due to the ash [with the rain], our roads have develop into very slippery. Something that comes between your tyres and the street floor reduces the traction, so we hope that the automobiles which can be on our roads, that they’ve good tyres” she mentioned. (SB)