Opinion

Parking Violations Must Be Addressed

A journalist and a photographer drove around the Suva area to check out places where people were not allowed to park, but did so in flagrant violation of the law.
14 Mar 2019 10:20
Parking Violations Must Be Addressed
Taxis parked on a yellow line under a no stopping road sign in front of Damodar City on Grantham Road. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Sun has identified some of the reasons there is traffic congestion in the Suva area, especially during peak hours.

The Fiji Sun feels parking violations need to be strictly addressed.

A journalist and a photographer drove around the Suva area to check out places where people were not allowed to park, but did so in flagrant violation of the law.

The areas that Fiji Sun noticed that this problem was prevalent:

  • In front of Holy Trinity Anglican School on MacGregor Road;
  • In front of Damodar City on Grantham Road; and
  • Marion Street beside Holy Trinity Anglican School

In front of Holy Trinity Anglican School

Some drivers park in front of the school for more than five minutes, which caused traffic.

In front of Damodar City

Taxi drivers tend to park in front of Damodar City when there are clear signs that state that there is no parking allowed. Some taxi drivers were seen parking there for more than 10 minutes in the hope of getting passengers.

Marion Street

Marion Street is beside Holy Trinity Anglican School. When the Fiji Sun team drove through the street, we had to ensure that we did not crash into the cars parked on the other line and the oncoming cars.

Questions were emailed to Minister of Transport Jone Usamate and Suva City Council Chief Executive Officer Bijay Chand, but no response was received when this article when to the press.

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