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Repeka Nasiko
Friday, April 25, 2014

CHINA Railway First Group (Fiji) Company Ltd will not be obliged to attend to vehicle mishaps along the Nabouwalu Dreketi highway if the driver is found to be at fault.

The company contracted to upgrade the 70-kilometre stretch was responding to queries posed by this newspaper over an incident in which several vehicles slipped off the highway during heavy weather conditions yesterday morning.

Company spokesman Donald Singh said a driver's judgment during wet conditions was vital in ensuring the safety of both passengers and vehicle.

"The construction area is a 50-km per hour driving zone," he said.

"However, during rainy days drivers' judgment is vital as the safe speed would drop significantly in adverse conditions.

"Mishaps due to road conditions may be attended to.

"CRFG will not be obliged to attend to cases where driver negligence is the cause.

"We do request commuters to observe caution while driving on that 70km stretch in both dry and wet conditions."

A concerned passenger who witnessed the incident told this newspaper vehicles had trouble travelling through the highway during heavy rain.





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