Fiji Time: 7:58 AM on Wednesday 5 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Children under watch

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE police are taking the extra step to ensure safety of children with the starting of the new school term yesterday.

Police Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu directed his officers to ensure utmost safety on roads.

ACP Tudravu told divisional police commanders to have their men based at all school crossings and also ensure smooth traffic flow.

"Police will be present to see that students cross at the safest point and also to see that motorist take caution when approaching school crossing," said ACP Tudravu.

"Motorists are urged to slow down once approaching pedestrian crossings, schools or bus stops.

"Safety is everyone's responsibility and should be practised by all road users especially during the first day of school.

"We are urging teachers to give their students a few road safety tips while they are in school.

"We are also urging parents to do the same before their children leave for school."

ACP Tudravu says police will be out and about monitoring students and traffic during the early morning rush.

He said school bus drivers had to practise safety at all times and see that students travelling in their bus behaved and ensured they (children) got off at the right safe spot.

The road death toll until now stands at 25 compared with 14 for the same period last year.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62240.6034
JPY 59.145156.1451
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43130.4193
NZD 0.72550.6925
AUD 0.65190.6269
USD 0.47460.4576

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM cuts off rumours
  2. Professional decision
  3. Accident claims teenager, driver on the run
  4. Full compensation denied
  5. Flying Fijians win Pacific Nations Cup
  6. Best for final
  7. Rain fails to deter spirits
  8. ABs to make changes
  9. Man in court for three counts of murder
  10. Dedicated rooms for infant feeding

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  2. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  3. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  4. PM cuts off rumours Tuesday (04 Aug)
  5. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy Monday (03 Aug)
  6. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)
  7. Suspended teacher to explain Wednesday (29 Jul)
  8. Mind game Monday (03 Aug)
  9. Commander resigns Sunday (02 Aug)
  10. World cup dream for Lockington Monday (03 Aug)