MANCHESTER, Jamaica - Motorists using a section of the May Pen to Williamsfield leg of Highway 2000 are being put at risk by others driving in the wrong direction on the road.
OBSERVER ONLINE's dashcam captured footage of a man driving a Toyota sedan in the eastbound lane heading westward on Tuesday. The motorist seemed to have entered the highway from an off-ramp near Porus.
Earlier in the morning, a Toyota Hiace overturned in the eastbound lane in Clarendon. Reports suggest that the vehicle's tire blew out, causing the accident.
There were no reports of the driver being injured.
These incidents follow a Sunday Observer story about the risk of stray animals on the high-speed road.
The police and two politicians raised concerns about stray animals on sections of the road, which motorists can use toll-free until the end of this year.
The Head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police Gary McKenzie, said stray animals on highways pose a serious risk.
"They are always very dangerous to especially motorists and certainly on a highway like the one we are speaking of, it is not desirable. That is something that we are working on jointly with the community as is being said animals have to be protected, secured. It cannot be that they are just allowed to roam," he told the Jamaica Observer on Friday.
A police source informed OBSERVER ONLINE that a service unit assigned to the Porus police was also damaged by a stray cow in recent weeks on a section of the highway.