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Police warn drivers

Nasik Swami
Thursday, December 13, 2012

RECKLESS drivers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, the Fiji Police Force has warned.

The force, in partnership with the Land Transport Authority, launched the third phase of Operation Blitz yesterday.

Speaking during the launch, police director traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said the operation was to ensure a safe road environment for people in Fiji during the festive season.

SSP Mishra said deaths from road accidents was a major concern so the operation would see an increased presence of police and LTA officers.

"The operation will target bad driver behaviour, those driving without a licence, drinking and driving, over speeding, overloading of vehicles and those not obeying road safety rules," he said.

Meanwhile, phase two of the operation saw 8525 drivers booked for over speeding, 216 for not wearing seat belts, 241 for careless driving, 50 for carrying excess passengers, 42 for driving without a licence, 27 for illegal operations and 2344 for other offences.


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