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Fatal-free division

Luke Rawalai
Monday, February 18, 2013

ROADS in the north remain fatal-free and the Fiji Police Force's traffic department has lauded the co-operation of road users and vehicle operators to keep the division's roads accident free.

Divisional Police Commander Northern Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi said police would continue to monitor roads in the north despite the good news.

Acting SSP Rainibogi said booking results since the beginning of the operation three weeks ago had identified speeding, carrying excess passengers and illegal operation as the three main traffic offences being committed frequently in the north.

"We are now finding it hard to find defaults with drivers on our roads and this is a good sign that people are finally taking heed of our continuous warnings," she said.

"Vehicle operators are also being warned that they should operate according to the conditions of their permits and that we will come down hard on those who continue to defy the provisions of their licenses.

"The very fact that the north is yet to have a fatal accident on its roads is a positive sign that road users are co-operating with us and we encourage them to continue to do so," said Acting SSP Rainibogi.

On the other hand Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra was earlier quoted saying that an additional 1348 traffic infringement notices were issued to motorists around the country last week.

"This takes the total number of bookings to 3743 since the commencement of Operation Rainbow three weeks ago," said SSP Mishra.


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