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SPEEDING STILL A WORRY

  Chief Operations Officer Acting ACP Ma­retino Qiolevu said speeding and drink driving continued to be the main concern for the Fiji Police Force because they were the two leading
14 Jun 2018 10:00
SPEEDING STILL A WORRY

 

Chief Operations Officer Acting ACP Ma­retino Qiolevu said speeding and drink driving continued to be the main concern for the Fiji Police Force because they were the two leading causes of road fatalities.may 2

A Fiji Police Force and Land Transport Au­thority traffic operation conducted Fiji wide re­corded more than 8000 speeding offences for the month of May alone.

Six fatal accident occurred during the opera­tion period, which claimed seven lives. A similar number of fatal accidents occurred in the same period last year.3

The causes of the fatal accidents included liq­uor consumption, unlicensed drivers, speeding and the parking of buses and trucks on roads.

“Traffic officers and the operations were con­ducted strategically focusing on black spot areas known for fatal and serious accidents,” he said.2

“They were deployed to areas to curb speeding based on information received about dangerous driving behaviour and this was all possible be­cause of Government’s increased provision of mobility resources.”

Acting ACP Qiolevu said their strategies con­tinued to focus on black spot areas and working with the LTA to address those who were habitu­al offenders.1

He said the momentum of operations would continue because they do not want drivers to go back to their bad habits once the operation pe­riod was over.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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