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Police: Dob in offending officers

Tevita Vuibau
Friday, November 16, 2012

THE Fiji Police Force has urged members of the public to report on any police officer found breaching road rules.

It comes as the police force continues with Operation Blitz, which is designed to cut down on driving offences between Suva and Navua.

"The Fiji Police Force is also calling on members of the public to report our officers who they find to be breaching road rules and regulations," said police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro.

"We are intent on ensuring that our officers are also held accountable for their actions and as such require the assistance of the public to help keep our drivers in check."

Police also revealed that Operation Blitz recorded 1259 bookings for driver offences from November 7 to 12.

These included 813 bookings for speeding, 36 for careless driving and 27 for non-use of seat belts.

There were also seven separate drunk-driving arrests recorded.

"As seen with the statistics, there still is a need for drivers to change their attitudes when getting behind the wheel of a car," Ms Naisoro said.

"It is apparent that drivers are still not comprehending the seriousness of their actions as speeding which is one of the top five causes of road fatalities continues to be a major problem.

The seven drink-driving arrests made during Operation Blitz were also a cause for concern with police labelling drunk drivers as selfish.





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