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Top on traffic list

Maciu Malo
Monday, February 04, 2013

THE Western Division continues to dominate the list of traffic infringements despite the many awareness campaigns and red zone declarations made by police and the Land Transport Authority.

In only one week after the commencement of Operation Rainbow, 2395 bookings have already been recorded throughout the country, with half of the traffic offences committed in the Western Division.

Fiji Police Force's Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said the Western Division remained a targeted area of operation.

"It is sad to see that despite the 'Red Declaration' in the west, we still see more bookings from the division," he said.

"This is a challenge for the police and LTA joint operation team in terms of the strategy used to combat road accidents.

"A total of 639 overspeeding drivers were booked in the West compared to the 1350 total bookings made throughout the country."

SSP Mishra said 19,576 vehicles were checked during the operation period with more bookings expected in the coming weeks.

He also issued a stern warning to motorists who failed to follow simple road rules.

"Those drivers and vehicle owners failing to meet the requirement of the road rules will face the full brunt of the law."

"Members of the community are also requested to submit reports of vehicles and drivers that failed to fulfill the requirements of the law," he said.