Speeding drivers worry police

MORE than 1000 drivers were issued traffic infringement notices (TINS) during the Easter weekend for speeding.

This was revealed by the director traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra who said the force was still concerned with the number of speeding cases it had recorded and the driving behaviour on Fiji roads.

“In just four days, 1074 cases and it appears that our drivers are still taking the chance of breaking road rules,” he said.

SSP Mishra said out of the 1074 cases, 655 drivers were booked by police for over speeding while the rest were for committing other road offences.

“The total number of vehicles that were recorded committing traffic offences are as follows: 68 cases of careless driving, 38 driving without seat belts, four driving without driving licence, 13 failed to produce driving licence, and 16 for improper use of mobile phones or using mobile phones while driving.”

Prior to being issued with the infringements, SSP Mishra said four drivers operated illegally, 315 were charged for running offences, 68 for careless driving while 22 cases were for drinking and driving.

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