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Get Proper Rest, Drivers Urged

Speeding and fatigue are among key contributors to road accidents apart from drinking and driving,” says Fiji Police Force director traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)  Mahesh Mishra. “The key
25 Apr 2015 10:46
Get Proper Rest,  Drivers Urged

Speeding and fatigue are among key contributors to road accidents apart from drinking and driving,” says Fiji Police Force director traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)  Mahesh Mishra.

“The key issues that also contribute to road accidents are speeding and drink and driving,” SSP Mishra said on Thursday.

“Drivers’ fatigue can be avoided if they act responsibly and we have advised this to all public service vehicle (PSV) operators.”

He said drivers needed to change their mindset and behaviour and should be considerate of other motorists and pedestrians.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said road safety should be taken seriously following an accident in Nausori on Sunday which claimed the life of 72-year-old Inoke Naroba.

Mr Naroba died on the spot after a taxi hit him while walking on the road near Nausori Primary School.

Ms Naisoro said: “In the Manoca case, the driver is alleged to have fallen asleep resulting in the taxi going off road.

“This is a concern because PSV drivers need to get adequate rest considering the safety of their passengers is in their hands.

“We continue to call on drivers to adhere to the speed limit because anything is bound to happen when travelling at high speed.

“While the LTA is doing its part in keeping habitual offenders off our roads, the high number of bookings for speeding for the first quarter of 2015 stands at more than 7700.

“This show that drivers are not willing to comply with advisories and regulations, but choosing to gamble with their lives,” Ms Naisoro said.

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