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Drivers Making Own Rules Add To Capital’s Traffic Congestion

There was no Police presence at the Wainibuku junction. Some drivers, when they saw that, started making a third lane
13 Feb 2021 09:31
Drivers Making Own Rules Add To Capital’s Traffic Congestion
Traffic along Flagstaff in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Effective management of traffic during peak hours by Police, especially in the morning has been applauded by the public.

Now the absence of Police officers at key intersections and junctions is worrying the public.

Shameer Khan of Nakasi, claimed that he left home at 5.50am yesterday and arrived in Suva after 7.30am.

“There was no Police presence at the Wainibuku junction. Some drivers, when they saw that, started making a third lane,” Mr Khan said.

“This obviously led to the traffic situation getting worse.”

Mr Khan claimed at points where there was no Police presence, the traffic situation was bad.

Samuela Matai of Nausori said drivers should stick to their lanes and stop causing additional headaches.

“I saw the advisory given by the Fiji Roads Authority. People were aware that the traffic situation was going to be tough,” he said.

“We need to leave home earlier. I am doing that. But what makes me angry are drivers, especially taxis and minibuses, cutting through lanes and then causing more delays.”

FRA had issued an advisory warning drivers of traffic congestion especially some key arterial roads were undergoing repairs.

Police and FRA have since met and discussed ways in which traffic can be better controlled at this time.

Feedback:  shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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