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Drivers in hot seat

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

MORE than 2000 drivers were booked for traffic-related offences by the Fiji Police Force during its Operation Blitz in the Western Division.

According to figures collected over the 20-day operation, most drivers were caught speeding.

In a release, police spokeswoman, Ana Naisoro said 1247 drivers were booked for speeding while 176 were booked for careless driving.

A further 436 received warning for running illegal operations and another 102 driving without licences.

Sixty-nine people were booked for not using seat belts.

Police officers also made 751 bookings for other running offences during the Operation.

Apart from this, Ms Naisoro said for drunk driving, 40 people were booked and arrested by the officers.