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24 road fatalities recorded this year

Twenty-four people have lost their lives from car accidents across the country this year. This was revealed by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. Brigadier-General Qiliho said the percentage is significantly less than for the same period last year. QILIHO: “The current road fatality statistics reveal that 24 people died, this has been a decrease of […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 31, 2016 6:45 am

Twenty-four people have lost their lives from car accidents across the country this year.

This was revealed by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho during a press conference. (Fiji Police Force)
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho during a press conference. (Fiji Police Force)

Brigadier-General Qiliho said the percentage is significantly less than for the same period last year.

QILIHO: “The current road fatality statistics reveal that 24 people died, this has been a decrease of 23% compared to the same period last year.”

He added that most of the road fatalities were caused by over speeding.

QILIHO: “Fifteen of twenty four lives lost during the six month period were due to speeding, because the drivers just didn’t care about their safety or the safety of others.”

Causes of accidents:

  • Overspeeding: 15
  • Inconsiderate pedestrians: 4
  • Dangerous Driving: 2
  • Careless driving: 1
  • Improper overtaking: 1
  • Drunk and drive: 1

Victims:

  • Passengers: 11
  • Pedestrians: 7
  • Drivers: 4
  • Cyclist: 2

Statistics provided by police shows that this time last year Fiji had recorded 31 road fatalities.

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