SUVA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- As Fiji heads into the festive season, the Fiji Police Force and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have joined forces to launch a festive season operation aimed at curbing reckless driving after the death of 72 people in road accidents this year.
Fiji Police Chief of Operations Livai Driu expressed deep concern over the alarming trend of accidents, emphasizing the need for intensified enforcement measures, reported Fiji Broadcasting Corporation news website on Wednesday.
"Officers will be out in full force in conducting targeted operations to combat and ongoing issues that plug on our roads, such as speeding, drinking or driving, and mobile phone usage whilst driving. These are all consequences of irresponsibility, and they will not be tolerated," Driu said.
The LTA echoes the Police Force's call for stricter enforcement, emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility and prioritizing the safety of loved ones.
The festive season operation will involve increased police visibility on roads, random breathalyzer tests, and targeted operations to address specific traffic violations.
The joint operation will continue until January. ■