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Wainibuka Villagers Request For Road Signs

Placing traffic signs along the roads at villages in the Wainibuka district in Tailevu will be looked at by the relevant authorities. This will soon take place following a request
25 Dec 2017 14:49
Wainibuka Villagers Request For Road Signs
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Placing traffic signs along the roads at villages in the Wainibuka district in Tailevu will be looked at by the relevant authorities.

This will soon take place following a request made by villagers to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a talanoa session at Nasautoka Village, Tailevu, last week.

The PM was at Nasautoka Village to launch one of the Government’s many rural electrification projects.

The villagers were concerned about drivers speeding through some villages along the Kings Road that had no road humps.

Initially, the villagers had preferred and requested that road humps be placed.

Mr Bainimarama told the villagers that while road humps were good, they were not so helpful when there was an emergency case involved.

“In cases of emergencies, like fire or an ambulance rushing a patient to the hospital, we need quick response and the road humps in villages would slow down quick delivery,” the PM said.

However, Mr Bainimarama gave his assurance that road signs would be put in place to advise drivers to slow down before and while driving past villages.

The PM also said the onus was on the drivers to slow down when approaching or driving past a village.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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