Road travel has become increasingly dangerous in Haiti because of the high risk of banditry. Bandits have been working stretches of Highway 1 between Gonaives and L’Estere and farther north between Gonaives and Cap Haitien. The robbers are usually heavily armed and set up roadblocks with tree trunks and boulders; in the Morne Puilboreau area they have often fired on vehicles to force them to stop. Drivers have demanded increased police patrols on main roads but little action has been taken.