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126 speeding infringements recorded in the last 24 hours

Moving into the second week of the joint operation between the Fiji Police Force Traffic Unit and Land Transport Authority (LTA), have recorded a total of 126 speeding infringements in the last 24 hours. Director of Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said this is a major concern saying Southern Division recorded the highest with 71 bookings […]

Salote Qalubau

August 17, 2016 9:12 am

Moving into the second week of the joint operation between the Fiji Police Force Traffic Unit and Land Transport Authority (LTA), have recorded a total of 126 speeding infringements in the last 24 hours.

Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra during an interview last week. (Fiji Police Force)
Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra during an interview . (Fiji Police Force)

Director of Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said this is a major concern saying Southern Division recorded the highest with 71 bookings followed by the West with 40 bookings.

MISHRA: “In the last 24 hours speeding was once again a major concern with a total of 126 speeding infringements recorded. The Southern Division recorded the highest with 71 bookings followed the West with 40 bookings.”

He said a simple safety requirement of wearing a seat belt is an area of concern where 23 bookings were recorded throughout the country.

SSP Mishra said there was an enormous amount of movement this week and more is expected this weekend as members of the community converge into the capital for the closing of the Hibiscus festival and other events.

MISHRA: “Our radar operations will be on high alert on strategic locations and black spots will be covered including snap checks. Illegal operators will also be targeted and road blocks will be erected in selected areas in all the four divisions.”

He said as responsible citizens people need to take ownership of safety on our roads.

MISHRA: “We need to work together in order to make our road safe for all road users. Whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian you all have a role to play in making our road safe.”

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