Municipal authorities and residents of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, believe it’s urgent to complete adding a second lane on Reykjanesbraut.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
Residents of the East Fjords are angry over the announcement Friday by Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson to postpone improvements of the bumpy part of the Ring Road in Berufjörður fjord.
The Icelandic Investigative Committee of Transportation Accidents (RNSA) is worried about limited seat belt use among foreign tourists and believes there is need for increased education in that area.
Residents of the East Fjords closed Ring Road 1 in Berufjörður with 60 vehicles yesterday to protest the postponement of road improvements.
The Icelandic Road Administration cautions drivers of the hazard created by swelling rivers in East Iceland, following a period of heavy rain.
The number of foreign tourists injured in traffic in Iceland last year was 223, according to new figures from the Icelandic Transport Authority.
Representatives of the majority and the Progressive Party in the environment and planning board of the City of Reykjavík would like to look into the possibility of assessing a fee for the use of studded car tires.
One bus rolled over on Ring Road one, by Pétursey (west of Vík í Mýrdal) in South Iceland just before noon, and three other buses skidded off the road in that area.
The Icelandic Road Administration has closed the Ring Road between Lómagnúpur, south of Vatnajökull glacier, in the west to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the east.
ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.
Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass has been closed, due to a collision which occurred before 3 pm near Fornihvammur.
Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.
Windy conditions and snowfall continue in North and East Iceland today, with the wind speed in Southeast Iceland in excess of 20 m/sec.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speed in excess of 20 m/sec) in most parts of Iceland today and in the southeast tomorrow.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe gale warning (winds in excess of 20 m/sec) for today in many parts of the country, and heavy rain in the south.
The Icelandic Road Administration warns commuters of black ice, that is, a transparent coating of ice, which could form on roads after dark.
The South Iceland Police and the Icelandic Road Administration have decided to close the road to Þórsmörk, the south central highlands, today, due to heavy rainfall.
Based on projected funding for coming years, it would take almost half a century to replace all single-lane bridges on Iceland’s Ring Road with double-lane ones.