THREE road deaths have been recorded in the Seaqaqa area in the past three months, the latest last weekend where a 30-year-old man was a victim of an alleged hit and run accident.
The situation has spurred police to advise the public to take extra caution while using the Nabouwalu, Savusavu and Labasa highways because of the sudden increase in traffic.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday said the increase of traffic in these areas was because of developments and also the increase in the number of inter-island vessels frequenting the Northern Division on a daily basis.
"In the past three months, police recorded three deaths on roads in Seaqaqa," she said.
"With the rise in shipping services to the North and the continuing road construction works along the highways, those residing within the provinces of Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove are requested to be extra cautious.
"We are also pleading with pedestrians to wear colourful or bright clothing if they are walking on the road at night.
"This also applies to all pedestrians in general as the current death toll stands at 27 compared to 30 for the same period last year. Of the 27 victims, 17 were pedestrians and this is recorded between January and to date."
Ms Naisoro said this was why they were reiterating the need for people to be extra careful and vigilant.
"Every user of Fiji's roads has a part to play and the issue of safety is not the sole responsibility of the Fiji Police Force.
"Once people can learn to accept that, then we will be able to prevent such accidents and the loss of lives from occurring."