Speeding a Concern

Four hundred and fifty-two drivers were booked for speeding from 6am Saturday morning to 6am this morning.

The Western and Southern Divisions recorded 202 and 133 bookings respectively.

The Northern Division recorded 68 bookings while 49 bookings were made in the Eastern Division Apart from the worrying trend of speeding, arrests for drunk driving are of equal concern with eleven arrests made.

Four arrests were made in the Southern Division, six in the West and one in the Eastern Division and those arrested were aged between 24 to 59 years.

Two serious accident cases were also recorded during this period.

The first case was recorded in the Southern Division whereby a 28-year old electrician was injured after he was allegedly hit by a vehicle driven by a woman along Pritam Singh Road, Tuirara.

The driver allegedly fell asleep causing the vehicle to veer off the road resulting in the accident.

The victim remains admitted at the Colonial Memorial Hospital as investigations continue.

In the second serious accident case, an 18-year old student is under investigation after the vehicle he was driving allegedly collided with another vehicle driven by a 53-year old businessman along Queens Road near Viseisei, Lautoka.

The suspect allegedly overtook the victim’s car whilst he was trying to turn into a side road resulting in the accident.

Two of the passengers travelling with the suspect were admitted at the Lautoka Hospital after sustaining injuries.

This morning, a vehicle driven by a man in his 30s while travelling from Navua to Lautoka with four others veered off the road and tumbled along the Queens Road.

A woman in her 50s has been conveyed to the Nadi Hospital for treatment as investigations continue.

Road accidents can be avoided if all road users remain vigilant at all times.

The Fiji Police Force anticipates a lot of social activities with increased movement on our roads as we enjoy our first long weekend following the easing of restrictions on gatherings.

As such, we hope that all road users will be mindful of their safety and take necessary safety precautionary measures.

Traffic officers will be out in numbers this public holiday, however the onus is on everyone to play their part.

Everyone needs to adopt the mindset of compliance whether Police are visible or not as it will, and can prevent injury and loss of life.