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Positive Feedback On Clearway Traffic Restriction Management System in Suva

“The clearway is definitely a good idea,” Mr Chand said. "It would be better if our drivers become more courteous, practise lane discipline and follow the rule.
09 Jul 2019 12:59
Positive Feedback On Clearway Traffic Restriction Management System in Suva
Rewa Street in Suva on July 8, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Getting to work and school was smoother than usual as the first phase of Suva’s clearway traffic restriction management system came into force yesterday.

Regular commuter Sunita Lal said her travel by bus into the Suva City from Valelevu was much faster.

“It was good to reach our destination earlier. I have to catch my bus before 7am to ensure I do not get caught in traffic,” she said.

“I hope that authorities keep working on the clearway to make sure drivers abide by the rules.”

Vehicle owner Atnish Chand said he did not meet the usual traffic along Princes Road, but would like drivers to be mindful of the law.

“The clearway is definitely a good idea,” Mr Chand said.

“It would be better if our drivers become more courteous, practise lane discipline and follow the rule.

“Some drivers have a bad habit of jumping from lane to lane. This should be curbed.”

The clearways are effective from 6.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm daily from Monday to Friday. The first one covers busy Rewa Street, Bau Street and McGregor Road.

According to a FRA statement, the restrictions prevent vehicles except buses at designated bus bays from stopping, pick-up, dropping off and parking during peak traffic periods in both directions.

The FRA said it would work with schools along these routes to designate specific drop off/pick-up zones.

Clearways are marked with a solid yellow line, in addition to sign posts and it is illegal to drop off and pick up passengers when the vehicle is stopped at traffic lights or in stationary traffic.

The FRA reminded the public that if the restrictions are not adhered to, a fine would be issued to the driver of the vehicle.

Clearways are also tow away zones. FRA said motorists were reminded to be conscious of these new changes and to follow all road signs.

Edited by Percy Kean

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