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Police record decrease traffic cases in Honiara2 min read

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Kukum traffic officers check vehicle documents during an operation in Honiara. Photo: RSIPF

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department has recorded a decrease in traffic cases recorded during the past week (22 – 28 November 2019) in Honiara.

Director of the Traffic Department explains: “Our reporting during the previous week shows that 17 cases were recorded for the period, 15 – 21 November 2019. This is a decrease of 12 cases compared to the recent reporting period. This is a very good sign.”

He adds: “The decrease shows that the vehicles driver in Honiara are getting the road safety messages and I am glad for that this is happening. At the same time I would like to encourage vehicle drivers in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province to help your police to ease traffic infringements for the safety of road users.”

For the recent reporting period, there were five cases reported and out of this, three drivers were charged for careless driving; one each for permitting uninsured motor vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license,” says Superintendent Satu.

“I would like to thank the good behaviour shown by members of public during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles last month, which enabled our officers to escort His Royal Highness without any hindrance.”

Superintendent Satu appeals to the law abiding citizens of Honiara City to report to your police drivers who ignore our message for road safety – do not drink alcohol and drive, and make sure your vehicle is road worthy.

“With the festive season looming, I would like to urge all road users including drivers and pedestrians to respect our traffic laws and each other. We want to celebrate the festive season in a peaceful manner. RSIPF including the Traffic Department will be mounting several operations to provide security starting this weekend for the Carols in the Islands event until the New Year period.”

The public is advised to report traffic breaches to the Police Communication Centre on phones 23666 or the free toll line 999. Otherwise report them to the Kukum Traffic Centre on phone 22336.


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