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Motorists warned

Maciu Malo
Monday, December 17, 2012

MOTORISTS have been warned to be extra careful as police and the Land Transport Authority launched the third phase of Operation Blitz in the Western Division.

Police director traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said a "no drop policy" would be placed on drivers and vehicle owners committing serious traffic offences.

He made this announcement after a joint meeting between police and LTA traffic officers at the Lautoka City Council on Friday.

"There will be zero tolerance against traffic offenders and those found on the wrong side of the law will be charged and prosecuted," he said.

"We are into the festive season and we anticipate lot of movement of motorists . Our main mission is how best we can provide a safe road environment."

"We will apprehend those drivers driving under the influence of alcohol, conducting bad driving behaviours

"We will also place a close watch on drivers failing to put on their seatbelts, defective vehicles and those that failed to adhere to the basic driving rules."