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Operation to help save lives

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, December 15, 2012

OPERATION Blitz is back in the Western Division.

Land Transport Authority chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said while authorities would monitor driving behaviour and cite those found guilty of flouting the law, the focus this time around was saving lives.

"I want to make it very clear that saving lives is paramount to us during this festive season and anyone found to be driving or behaving in such a manner to endanger lives will be taken to task," he said. "Our officers and the police traffic unit will be taking a hard line approach this festive season."

Mr Tuinaceva emphasised the importance of motorists adhering to the road rules and regulations.

"It is no secret that the Western Division has the highest fatality rate in the country. Road-related deaths are a huge cost to the country and our aim is to reduce fatalities and save lives," he said.

Operation Blitz was hailed as one of the most successful in terms of cracking down on illegal activity in the Western Division with 2274 drivers booked during the exercise.