THE alarming number of deaths on the road this year has resulted in Land Transport Authority and police re-launching Operation Red Zone 3 — designed to remove habitual offenders from roads.
The road death toll stands at 33 compared to 31 for the same period last year and the
Operation Red Zone 3 started yesterday and will see the two organisations take a hardened approach in keeping our roads safe.
“According to statistics 46 per cent of the drivers involved in road fatalities this year were habitual offenders who have more than 10 traffic infringement notices,” Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said.
“It is clear that habitual drivers are not listening to the advisories and safety measures that are continuously aired for everyone safety, “ she said
“And as such this next step is being deemed as the best solution towards ensuring no more innocent lives are lost especially to drivers who have been caught breaking road rules on previous occasions.” Ms Naisoro said habitual offenders continued to pose a threat to Fiji roads and Police and the LTA would focus their operations in the “Red Zone” area between Sigatoka and Ba.