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246 bookings in 24hrs

Shalveen Chand
Monday, December 23, 2013

RISE in traffic offences, especially speeding, is worrying police as 246 people were booked for driving over the limit between Saturday and yesterday.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said this was worrying.

She said while motorists were to blame, police were concerned with the lack of monitoring of the movement of children while out on busy roads.

Police reports said a four-year-old girl of Caubati was hit by a vehicle on Saturday.

Ms Naisoro said the girl was walking with her mother on a footpath in Valelevu when she allegedly let go of her mother's hand and crossed to the other side of the road.

She is admitted in stable condition.

The driver was interviewed and released by police.

Ms Naisoro said they were urging people to take extra caution on the roads.

"Despite the number of awareness campaigns the messages still seem to be falling on deaf ears.

"The road death toll currently stands at 40, the same as last year when compared. Let's all work together and make sure this festive season is one of celebration and not one of mourning the loss of a loved one as a result of a road accident."