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Request for road humps

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SPEEDING vehicles along the Namara Rd in Labasa have spurred calls from concerned residents in the area for road humps to be constructed.

Residents claimed that a lot of motorists continued to speed along the road in the mornings and afternoons.

Resident Brij Prasad claimed the situation landed one man in hospital after he was hit by a speeding vehicle last week.

"We have continued to request for road humps through the Commissioner Northern's office but as of now, we are still waiting for responses," Mr Prasad said.

"This is one of the busiest roads as we have two schools located in the area. Namara is also a densely populated area and there is usually a lot of movement daily."

In response, FRA chief executive Neil Cook said they were not aware of the issue, however, they would investigate and determine an appropriate course of action.

"Road humps are not the most appropriate solution in all situations but certainly are an effective speed control in the village environment to ensure vehicles slow down from open road speed to the restricted village speed limits," Mr Cook said.








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