Traffic lights in some areas of Los Cabos are being turned off to speed up the traffic.
Los Cabos General Director of Public Security Preventive Police and Traffic, Jesús Antonio Gómez Rodríguez, recently announced this new measure, stating that traffic lights will routinely be switched off to be replaced by personnel in several areas in Los Cabos.
When and where will new measures be enforced?
These new measures will be put in place from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the 2015 bridge and Le Sanluqueña areas of Los Cabos.
Jesús Antonio Gómez Rodríguez commented: “In some sections of San Lucas, such as the 2015 bridge and La Sanluqueña, traffic lights are not out of service.
They are turned off between the hours of 6:30 am and 9:00 am because traffic personnel are in the area to give more fluidity to the traffic.”
According to him, this new measure will speed up traffic as, contrary to traffic lights, traffic personnel can constantly see which streets are the busiest and give priority to the vehicles traveling there.
Thanks to this new system, the Los Cabos government is hoping to speed up the traffic in the city, a main reason for concerns for tourists and locals alike.
Are tourists unhappy with Los Cabos’ street conditions?
According to a recent report, tourists seem to be quite concerned about the traffic and the poor road conditions in Los Cabos.
This area is now vastly considered one of the most luxurious destinations in Mexico, thanks to its all-inclusive resorts and other top-notch services.
Not by chance, this place was chosen by world-renowned celebrities such as Britney Spears and Jamie Foxx for their summer vacations.
Despite this, tourists remain unhappy with the conditions of Los Cabos’ roads.
Traffic in particular is a big reason for concern for visitors especially when heading to the airport.
Tourists obviously don’t want to miss their flights, but the traffic in the area can sometimes cause huge delays.
On top of this, visitors and locals alike often complain about the poor conditions of the roads.
Potholes are not rare in Los Cabos and are frequently the cause of road accidents.
Traffic lights have also caused several problems in the last few years.
Just a few days ago, several stoplights located in the main intersections in Los Cabos started to fail due to electricity problems.
According to locals, this was mainly due to a lack of maintenance work from the municipal officials along with the absence of the needed parts necessary for repairs.
Luckily, the Los Cabos government is not indifferent to the many complaints and has taken practical measures to improve the situation.
Apart from switching off traffic lights and replacing them with personnel to speed up traffic, in the last few days, the Los Cabos government has resumed its Permanent Pothole Program.
Its aim is to fix several potholes in the Los Cabos municipality while repairing deteriorating streets, cleaning sidewalks, painting curbs, and reestablishing public lighting.
Are Los Cabos’ streets safe?
Given the current situation, tourists may now wonder whether Los Cabos’ streets are safe. Unfortunately, the answer is not so positive.
In the first 11 days of September, the municipality of Los Cabos registered a total of 38 traffic accidents.
These numbers are clearly concerning and seem to be in line with previous data.
In July of this year, 122 road accidents were reported in the area, while August ended with a total of 133 accidents.
According to the Executive President of the Los Cabos Coordinating Council, most accidents keep occurring in Cabo San Lucas, specifically in the port area.
Hopefully, programs such as the Permanent Pothole Program and new measures such as the one recently put in place to speed up traffic will finally level up the street conditions of Los Cabos, improving the safety of the municipality’s roads and bringing more satisfaction among tourists.
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