Speeding causes 19 deaths on Fiji's roads this year

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-02 15:44:25|Editor: xuxin
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SUVA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen fatalities on roads in Fiji this year was caused by speeding, which remains a major concern for law enforcers, said Fiji Police Force Director Traffic Mahesh Mishra on Monday.

Mishra again reminded drivers not to drink and drive and not to speed during the festive season.

According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) on Monday, he said 19 road fatalities this year were the result of speeding and road conditions can not be blamed for the fatalities.

Red-light speed cameras on the roads enforce red-light and speeding offences. The cameras can detect vehicles that violate red light signal or exceed the speed limit at any time, whether the traffic light is red, amber or green.

"As far as the road is concerned, you will see that statistics show the majority of the accidents are happening on good roads. Unfortunately, when we have good roads people take advantage and drive the vehicles at a high speed and that is our major concern," Mishra said.

Meanwhile, alcohol has also been found to be a key contributing factor claiming three lives so far this year alone on Fiji roads.