THE Police National Traffic Department reports a slight drop in the number of reported traffic cases in Honiara during the first few weeks of January 2018.
“This is a very good outcome,” says Supervising Director of the Traffic Department, Staff Sergeant George Mouli.
“During the first week of January 2018, we recorded a total of 49 cases mostly being for unlicensed motor vehicles followed by permitting unlicensed motor vehicle, careless driving and presence of alcohol in person’s blood.
“During the second week, we recorded only 23 cases and last week we recorded only 14 cases.
“Throughout the past weeks my officers have also been working alongside Honiara City Council (HCC) Law enforcers in an operation to ensure that drivers have valid licences, vehicles are registered, insured and are road worthy and that the traffic rules are observed.
“I want to thank drivers and vehicle owners for their co-operation throughout the past weeks, my hardworking officers and law enforcers at the HCC in ensuring that safety on our roads are our top priority.
“I want to urge vehicle owners and drivers to comply with Traffic regulations and ensure your vehicles are registered, your employees must have valid driving licences and your vehicles must be road worthy. Permitting the use of unlicensed motor vehicles is a punishable offence under the Road and Transport Act.”