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556 traffic offences recorded, 24 drunk drivers arrested

A total of 556 traffic offences were recorded over the long weekend. Fiji Police Force, Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra told Newswire that 424 people were given speeding tickets, 19 booked for careless driving, and 24 were arrested and taken into custody for drunk driving and 89 drivers were booked for other traffic offences. So […]

Peni Shute

March 29, 2016 12:05 pm

A total of 556 traffic offences were recorded over the long weekend.

Fiji Police Force, Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra told Newswire that 424 people were given speeding tickets, 19 booked for careless driving, and 24 were arrested and taken into custody for drunk driving and 89 drivers were booked for other traffic offences.

So far we have recorded a number of 424 cases of speeding,  careless driving 19 cases, other driving offenses is 89. Drunk and drive cases arrest  that we made, that is around the country is 24.

Our mission was to seal the road fartility during the Easter weekend, which we have achieved, we would like to thank the people, the road users support and the operation and officers on the ground who have worked tirelessly to make sure that our roads are safe.

SSP Mishra said during their Easter operations one case was recorded in Koronivia involving a drunken pedestrian.

The major incident that we have recorded  was one, a critical one that one occurred at Koronivia where a drunken pedestrian was involved in accident with a private car and currently the pedestrian  is in a stable condition at the Nasinu hospital.

ACTIVITIES OUTCOME – Easter Operation (Thursday – Monday)

  • Total Number of Vehicle Intercepted – 4, 762
  • Total Number of Vehicle Inspected – 712
  • Total Number of Road Safety Awareness – 3,400
  • Total Number of Random Breathalyzer Tests Conducted – 2, 345

TRAFFIC OFFENCES RECORDED

  • Total Number of Drunk and Drive Arrest – 24
  • Total Number of Speeding – 424
  • Total Number of Careless Driving – 19
  • Total Number of Other Running  Traffic Offences – 89
  • Total Traffic  Offences – 556 cases as of this morning.

SSP Mishra yesterday said it is the duty of passengers  to ensure that their drivers are sober and are not speeding.

There is a lot of ignorance and negligence on their part which is a challenge and we are trying all our best with all our key stakeholders how best we can inject that in their mind regarding safety aspect of it.

The only thing that we are concerned about is the attitude of the drivers, that is the major challenge, and secondly the safety aspect of it. The safety component that we still have a major challenge when you’re talking about safety aspect from our drivers’ point of view.

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