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Underage drivers a concern

Ioane Burese
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A 15-YEAR-OLD of Nadera in Nasinu is being investigated for allegedly causing an accident involving two women.

A police statement alleged the teenager was sent to buy yaqona and hit the women on a driveway.

The women suffered minor injuries.

The statement said cases such as this have triggered a red alert response with the divisional traffic officer being directed to complete the investigation within the next 12 hours.

Meanwhile a 14-year-old who allegedly caused an accident while driving a vehicle earlier this month off Kings Rd in Ra has been charged.

The accused has been charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence and contravening the Third Party Policy.

The owner of the vehicle has also been charged with permitting another person to drive without a licence and permitting another person to drive in contravention of the Third Party Policy.

The two will be produced in court at a later date.

"The fact that the two students were allowed to drive in the first place is a serious safety concern, and vehicle owners will also face the consequences of their decision to allow an unlicensed person to drive their vehicle," the statement said.


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