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Traffic lights Are There For A Reason: Police

Traffic lights Are There For A Reason: Police
Police officers at the scene of the incident in Labasa Town. Photo: Josaia Ralago INSET:Newamai Lala carrying her two-year-old namesake who suffered slight bruises to her right foot following the accident yesterday. Photo: Josaia Ralago
December 30
09:32 2016

Traffic lights are there for a reason and it is up to both drivers and pedestrians to practise road safety, the Fiji Police stressed yesterday.

Spokeswoman Ana Naisoro issued this advice in response to a recent incident in Labasa on Wednesday where a 66-year-old woman was admitted to the Labasa hospital after being allegedly run over by the bus she and her granddaughter disembarked from.

“In this case it is alleged the victim tried to cross in front of the bus with the child immediately after they got off and by the time they tried to cross the lights were green (for the bus),” Ms Naisoro said.

“However this is still all subject to investigation.

“Traffic lights are there for a reason and it is up to both drivers and pedestrians to practice road safety with regards to its use.

“This is particularly so with children because they will pick up bad habits if they see adults doing the same.

“People can be seen rushing children across the road when it is not safe to do so and what must be understood is the child will pick up this habit thinking that it is the right thing to do.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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