IN a bid to reduce what is said to be the leading cause of death in the country, the Fiji Police Force and the Land Transport Authority have launched 'Operation Rainbow' to reduce the number of road accidents.
Police and the LTA will team up to create a safe and secure road environment for all road users through integration, vigilance and deterrent enforcement and inter-operability approach.
Director traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra said they would work together to prevent road traffic accidents, maximise visibility and presence in accident-prone and black spot areas, deterrent enforcement, adopt a no drop policy on all traffic offences, maintain public confidence and professionalism, and enhance safe road use behaviour.
With already six fatalities on the roads this year, SSP Mishra said they would need every stakeholders' assistance to reduce the number of fatalities by 30 come December.
During yesterday's briefing, SSP Mishra said: "The success of this operation will depend on the commitment, dedication and teamwork. The best gift we can give to our people is to provide them with a safe road environment."
Operation Rainbow is expected to end on April 21.