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Group works with police in a bid to curb speeding

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 16, 2014

IN an effort to curb speeding on the Lomaloma trans-insular stretch, the China Railway First Group has begun working with the police to track perpetrators on video cameras.

Company spokesman Donald Singh said despite their pleas for drivers to slow down at the work site, speeding continues to be a problem.

Mr Singh said they would take videos of speeding vehicles and hand them to Seaqaqa police for necessary action.

"Currently, heavy machinery and earthworks are being carried out on the stretch and we have been appealing to vehicle operators to be cautious when accessing the Lomaloma stretch," he said.

Company OHS manager Sikeli Wise said they recently took a video of a driver exceeding the speed limit in the area.

"Officers at the Seaqaqa Police Station were notified and the driver was taken to task," he said.

"This is the beginning of a joint operation between our company and the police.

"We will also video track vehicles at our other work sites in Buca Bay and on the Dreketi highway."

Mr Wise said so far they had no accident at their work sites across the country.

"We wish to keep our work sites accident-free and are therefore appealing to vehicle operators to be mindful of the heavy works currently underway on the Lomaloma stretch.

"The normal speed limit in our work sites is 20 kilometres per hour and we plead with drivers to respect the speed limit."








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