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Traffic Stats A Concern, Says Director Traffic

The Director Traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra gave the timely reminder after a vehicle driven by a 27-year- old of Toko, Tavua, carrying three passengers veered off the
28 Dec 2018 10:00
Traffic Stats A Concern, Says Director Traffic

The Director Traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra gave the timely reminder after a vehicle driven by a 27-year- old of Toko, Tavua, carrying three passengers veered off the road and hit the side wall of the road and tumbled on December 25.

All victims were taken to the Tavua Hospital for treatment as Police investigations continue.

SSP Mishra said all passengers travelling in motor vehicles must be careful as well.

“Their safety relies on the driver who should be vigilant and act responsibly,” he said.

“If the driver is unsafe or risks the passengers’ safety, they should immediately take necessary action of enlightening relevant authorities.

“They must not risk their life or safety or pose a risk to other innocent road users,” he added.

Highlighting how passengers played important roles, he said: “This is as far as safety is concerned in the vehicle and in identifying the drivers who continue to take risks and commits traffic offences.

“Police will continue to provide safety and security for our people, but it is also the duty and responsibility of citizens to take ownership of safety.

“They play the role and responsibilities to assist the Fiji Police Force.

“Be careful and also teach right attitude and road rules to children.

Be responsible and safe. Be careful if you are under the influence of alcohol or excessive consumption of kava,”

He said certain behaviour such as the use of earphones had impacted on individual who were involved in an accident.

“Negligent and no care attitude leads to number of accidents which also involve children.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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