The Fiji Police Force is advising both motorists and pedestrians to be mindful of their safety and the safety of others.
In less than three days 4 lives have been lost on Fiji's roads, where both the driver and pedestrians have lost their lives.
It is no longer just the responsibility of the Police to ensure our roads are safe and all road users must now start taking ownership of their safety and the safety of others.
The attitude of drivers and pedestrians must change if we are to prevent further loss of life.
There are consequences of breaking the law and the Police will do all it can to ensure our roads are safe however motorists and pedestrians need to play their part.
We are pleading with drivers especially those working late into the night and early in the morning to be cautious at all times.
Due to their hours they are expected to be tired and we can only advise them to pull over and rest if they feel fatigued and know that their judgment will be affected.
It is an unfortunate incident that another life has been lost on our roads this morning, and we are asking drivers to be careful at all times.
"Most of the accidents that have been recorded on our roads is a direct result of speeding, and this is a worry. When you consider the losses incurred and the devastation it causes to the accident victim and the relatives, it's a concern when the cause of the accidents continues to be the same issue that has been highlighted repeatedly".
The two week holidays as well as the ongoing Hibiscus Festival will result in a lot of movement and the trend is that police record a lot of traffic offences both from drivers and pedestrians.
"If you are drinking in towns and cities or clubbing, please make arrangements for transport to pick you".
We can only plead with motorists and pedestrians to work with us in keeping our roads safe.