137 Km/hr Speedster Caught

Police worried after 188 drivers caught speeding in a 24 hour period, including 137km/hr man
28 Dec 2021 13:00
137 Km/hr Speedster Caught
Fiji Police Traffic Officer monitoring vehicle speeds on Fiji roads. File Photo

Traffic Police nabbed a driver near Nabou along Queens Road for driving at 137km per hour.

The man was clocked at this speed last week.

This was mere metres away from the scene where an accident claimed eight lives in 2018.


Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said the disregard for peoples’ lives was a grave concern for his team and the entire Police force.

He confirmed that his team regularly caught drivers speeding at 100 to 130 km/hr.

From 6am on Christmas till 6am on Monday, 188 drivers were caught speeding.


A traffic Police officer clock drivers on over speeding. Photo: Ronald Kumar

A traffic Police officer clock drivers on over speeding. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Worrying Trend
Yesterday, 92 drivers were booked for speeding alone with Western Division topping the list with 54 bookings.

Police Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, said: “The Southern Division recorded 21 bookings, Eastern Division recorded nine, while eight bookings were made for the Northern Division.”

Apart from the worrying trend of speeding during this festive season, arrests for drunk driving were of equal concern.


“Seven arrests of drunk driving were made in the Western Division and one in the Southern Division,” she said.

In an advisory, the Police have urged drivers to avoid drunk driving.

“If you are drinking alcohol, don’t drive, call a taxi, get someone to pick you up or designate a driver.”


For Careless driving, five people were arrested of which three from the West and two from the North.

Thirteen people were arrested for failure to produce a driver’s licence of which four from the North and nine from the West.

Mr Mishra thanked the hard work of his team and the Land Transport Authority acting chief executive officer and his team for their joint operations.




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