Fiji Time: 9:05 AM on Thursday 8 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Safer roads for all

Ivamere Nataro
Monday, August 18, 2014

THE UN declared Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 has set for Fiji a road safety standard that should be achieved and maintained.

LTA's media liaison officer Iliesa Sokia said Fiji's road fatality had decreased to a steady level which proved Fiji's initiative to maintain a low rate of road accidents.

"So far this year we have only recorded a total of 12 road deaths compared to the 10 cases same period last year," Mr Sokia said.

Mr Sokia said in 2011 the authority recorded a total of 56 road fatalities, in 2012 the number of deaths decreased to 41 which was the lowest ever recorded after 30 years and this figure was maintained in 2013.

Mr Sokia added road accidents leading to deaths occurred because of carelessness of pedestrians, and for the 12 recorded cases this year, 99 per cent had been caused by pedestrians.

In the past most recorded cases were caused by drivers because of drinking and driving which was still the case now and at times the failure of pedestrians to practise road safety rules.

Mr Sokia said the authority had allocated a number of people to the Western, Northern and the Central Eastern divisions to be enforcement officers just to ensure the citizens of Fiji were safe.

He said the officers could not keep track of the increasing number of registered vehicles in the country.

He advised pedestrians to be cautious road especially at night.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. McKee's with Fiji
  2. Ganilau a nominee
  3. Big game
  4. 715 West teachers receive OHS, first aid training
  5. Vanuabalavu Day Festival draws support
  6. Dengue warning
  7. Plan for 8-storey complex
  8. Break-ins spark bid for private security
  9. Global economy talks
  10. Tax Bill hiccup

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  6. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  7. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  8. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  9. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)