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Joint Operation Books 2300 Drivers In 12 Days

Joint Operation Books 2300 Drivers In 12 Days
July 09
15:10 2017

Over 2300 drivers were booked for speeding 12 days since the inception of Operation Tatarovi III.

This accounts for about 191 speeding tickets per day.

Operation Tatarovi III is a joint operation between the Fiji Police Force and Land Transport Authority.

Senior Superintendent of Police Director Traffic Mahesh Mishra said record has noted the same bad habits from drivers.

“Such habits could potentially result in the loss of lives,” SSP Mishra said.

“Simple safety practices that could save a life are still being disregarded and these include wearing of seatbelts and the use of mobile phones while driving which recorded 369 and 21 infringement notices respectively,” he said.

“Road safety stakeholders have often stressed that the only way to prevent further loss of life on our roads is for drivers to change their attitude towards road safety.”

22 drivers were issued infringement notices for driving with an expired driver’s license.

SSP Mishra said this is a clear indication that there are some who think they can disregard the law.

“These are selfish acts considering that they are putting the lives of innocent parties at risk.

“We need drivers to change their attitudes and think of others. The harm they could cause when they choose to ignore simple road safety practices is a risk to others.”

Operation Tatarovi III ends July 31.

 

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