Too many accidents are occurring because drivers and pedestrians have little to no consideration for other road users.
This has been highlighted by Police Chief Operations Officer ACP Livai Driu as we head into the long weekend with Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations planned and the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua-Moana Pasifika match on Saturday.
According to police 39 people have lost their lives in road accidents so far this year compared to 13 in the same period last year.
ACP Driu says traffic operations will be increased from today until next week.
He says it is unfortunate that many drivers and pedestrians still cannot comprehend their responsibility as a road user.
ACP Driu says when drivers fail to adhere to road rules, they are essentially increasing the chances of causing an accident that could result in serious injury or death.
He further says coupled with the current weather situation we are anticipating over the next few days, there is a greater need for caution.
The ACP says plan well and if you are travelling to Lautoka for the Fijian Drua match and are going the day before then that is great.
He stresses if you are going on match day, make sure you travel ahead of time to avoid rushing.
He further says police will continue to issue the advisories because they care about your safety and well-being and people getting home to their families.
ACP Driu says in order for this to work, there has to be acceptance and cooperation from drivers and pedestrians because police cannot be everywhere or in every vehicle to make sure people are being safe by complying with road rules.
ACP Driu says random stop checks will be conducted as a proactive measure to remind drivers to be safe on the roads.
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