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238 Speeding Tickets In Two Days

Between 6am Friday and 6am yesterday, 238 drivers have been issued speeding tickets and 13 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Among the 13 who were
18 Jul 2016 11:20
238 Speeding Tickets In Two Days
he road accident at the junction of Milverton Road and Bryce Street in Suva yesterday. The taxis had stopped to give way to another vehicle. Fiji Sun reporters witnessed two passengers in the private vehicle (right), fleeing the scene of the accident with bottles of alcohol in their hands. Police say 13 people were arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. Photo: Shahani Mala

Between 6am Friday and 6am yesterday, 238 drivers have been issued speeding tickets and 13 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Among the 13 who were arrested are two taxi drivers, a student, a land surveyor and a salesperson.

Director Traffic Senior Superintendent (SSP) Mahesh Mishra said such cases were outrageous and Police were working around the clock to ensure people do not lose their lives on our roads.

He said despite the massive road safety campaign and having scores of Police officers on the roads to ensure safety, people are still taking speeding and driving after consuming alcohol lightly.

SSP Mishra said people will continue to lose their lives on our roads if Fijians do not change their mentality and attitude.

So far this year, 27 people have lost their lives on our roads.

SSP Mishra’s warning also comes after a drunk driver was responsible for a three-car smash-up at the Milverton Road and Bryce Street junction in Suva.

Fiji Sun reporters witnessed two passengers from a private vehicle fleeing the scene of the accident with alcohol bottles in their hands. The driver also fled the scene, but later gave himself up.

Their vehicle hit a taxi, which in turn hit another taxi in front of it.

The alcohol content of the driver who gave himself up, showed to be beyond the prescribed limit.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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