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Business Council requests National Guard assistance in maintaining Cancun to Tulum highway traffic

Cancun, Q.R. — The National Guard has been asked to step in with highway surveillance to help prevent accidents due to the region’s traffic issues. On Monday, business organizations in Quintana Roo called on the National Guard to intervene with surveillance along the federal 307 Cancun to Tulum highway.

Businesses have said that despite the 70 or so Transit Officers assigned to deal with the traffic during the month of August, it has not been enough. Bottle necked roads and backed up highways remain a problem since the city of Cancun began the remodeling of the main Boulevard in early August.

“It is the lack of driver road culture that is generating bottlenecks, something that was already exposed by the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies in the committee that was created,” said Jesús Almaguer Salazar, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres.

He said disorder and impatience combined with a lack of proper road culture has resulted in traffic chaos since the start of the Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard project. He said it is the lack of patience that has caused accidents and increased congestion.

Cancun motorists have reported that some drivers are even going as far as to create a third lane and others, like large trailers, are not using the alternate routes, which only adds to the volume.

Motorists have also reported to the city the lack of road signs and where there are signs, the lack of driver respect for them.

“The work is in progress,” Salazar said adding that “as is the high volume of vehicles traveling on the artery which is an important catalyst for the generation of accidents.” He says the Military Police and the National Guard presence are needed for the safety of everyone.