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FRA Will Look Into Tamavua Villagers’ Road Hump Request

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will look into a request by Tamavua villagers for road humps. This follows the death of  two-year-old Agnes Fleur Louise Tuiloma from injuries she received
07 Jul 2017 11:00
FRA Will Look Into Tamavua Villagers’ Road Hump Request
Tamavua Village headman Ponipate Vula points to the spot where the accident that claimed the life of Agnes Fleur Louise Tuiloma took place on June 26, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will look into a request by Tamavua villagers for road humps.

This follows the death of  two-year-old Agnes Fleur Louise Tuiloma from injuries she received from an accident at the village.

Deceased Agnes Fleur Louise Tuiloma.

Deceased Agnes Fleur Louise Tuiloma.

FRA acting chief executive officer, Robert Sen, says speeding and poor driver behaviour were foremost issues of enforcement which needed to be addressed by the Fiji Police Force and the Land Transport Authority.

Mr Sen said speeding through villages, settlements and communities was a problem not only isolated to Tamavua Village.

“FRA receives requests from many villages and communities for speed humps, especially after we have upgraded the roads,” Mr Sen said.

“Installation of infrastructure such as speed humps is the last resort when all other safety measures fail.

“We need to educate the public that speed humps are not the instant cure for all traffic issues.”

Mr Sen is hopeful that drivers slow down, and show respect for those that live in villages and communities located along roadsides.

Tamavua Village head man, Ponipate Vula, said they would put three big ropes across the road to slow traffic.

Mr Vula said they had written and sent a letter to FRA at the beginning of this year if they could improve the speed humps already in place.

He claimed a FRA staff told them there was no more Government budget.

He said they had also requested FRA to build railings and footpaths from LDS College to the Police Community Post to prevent vehicles from hitting people and nearby houses.

“The reason we’re requesting them, is because we have been facing road accidents, and we need something to be done to prevent accidents.”

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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