30 September, 2020, 3:04 pm Central - 24°C Rain

Police and FRA join forces to improve road safety during festive season

Police and FRA join forces to improve road safety during festive season

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 13/12/2019
FRA CEO Jonathan Moore and Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu. [image: FRA]

The Fiji Roads Authority has assisted the Fiji Police Force with 58 new traffic police signs to improve road safety during this festive season.

 FRA’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Moore says they are deeply concerned with the number of deaths on the roads and these traffic signs will help the police control accidents on the road.

Moore says they have identified a number of blackspots throughout Fiji and they are planning a blackspot treatment programme where they will review the most dangerous locations and engineer solutions to increase safety for road users.

He says these new traffic police signs represent the collaboration between the FRA and the Fiji Police Force and over the next two to three years the FRA will be dedicating $15m into this operation to address this problem and help save lives.

Acting Police Commissioner, Rusiate Tudravu says the initiative is the first of its kind through a joint effort with the FRA and this will boost their traffic operations during this festive season.

The road death toll stands at 59 compared to 65 for the same period last year.

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