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Fiji Roads Authority: Take Care, Roads Wet and Slippery

Motorists have been warned by the Fiji Roads Authority to adhere to the law and drive safely consider­ing the weather conditions. Drivers are specifically being re­minded to use allocated parking
16 Nov 2017 11:00
Fiji Roads Authority: Take Care, Roads Wet and Slippery
A tanker truck flipped over into the drain in Navua after it’s believe the road side surface could not take the weight of the truck on November 15, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Motorists have been warned by the Fiji Roads Authority to adhere to the law and drive safely consider­ing the weather conditions.

Drivers are specifically being re­minded to use allocated parking spaces.

The warning comes after a load­ed truck which was parked on the wrong side of the road a few min­utes from Navua Town junction fell into a waterway. As a result part of the road gave way.

It is understood that the driver had parked the truck and left for a restaurant nearby when the in­cident occurred.

After investigations, FRA gen­eral manager Network Operations and Maintenance Aram Goes said the vehicle was parked on the wrong side of the road hard up against the outside edge of a ‘clearly visible deep, steep sided, open drain’.

“Please use the allocated parking spaces,” Mr Goes suggested.

He said that static load placed more load and strain on the ground than moving loads.

“In regards to recent soil move­ments, no one can give certainty to stability of soil under the in­fluences of the natural forces of gravity and wet environment,” Mr Goes said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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