The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport, Lenita Joseph, has expressed concern over road incidents involving potholing crews that fix the roads.
They include complaints from the potholing crews regarding verbal abuse from motorists.
Joseph disclosed that, in some cases, motorists had driven recklessly towards crew members.
She recalled that the Department recorded one fatality in the last few months.
In addition, there was another incident last week.
But Joseph explained that the crew member was not badly injured.
She said the Department had taken steps to create a safe environment for members of its potholing crews, including providing protective equipment.
But in a statement Wednesday, Joseph urged the public to exercise caution when approaching roadwork sites.
Her complete statement appears below.