Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, (RSIPF) National Traffic Department recorded 18 traffic incidences during the period 6 to 12 November 2020 in Honiara the same as recorded during the previous week.
Complainants reported five of the cases while officers of the National Traffic Department reported 13 cases.
“Last week we recorded a total of six cases for careless driving, three cases for presence of alcohol in person’s body and two cases each for using unlicensed motor vehicle and using uninsured motor vehicle. There was one case each for permitting unlicensed motor vehicle, permitting uninsured motor vehicle, driving without a valid driver’s license, driving without a driver’s license and permitting unlicensed driver,” says Director of the National Traffic Department Superintendent Fred Satu.
“As we can see, there were six cases for careless driving and three for presence of alcohol in person’s blood. Both offences can result in the loss of innocent lives. Please vehicle users DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE .We need to be reminded that there are also other road users out there.”
Superintendent Satu adds, “Vehicle owners and drivers should be very cautious when using the roads during the State of Public Emergency including in the Emergency Zone in Honiara from Poha in the West and Alligator Creek in the East.”
“I want to remind the general public to continue to abide by our traffic laws as they are here to safeguard us. I want to ask all the vehicle drivers to continue the good behaviour shown in our report resulting in the decrease of traffic offences committed during the past week. Drivers and vehicle owners are reminded to take extra care while driving on our roads as we are now in the wet season,” says Superintendent Satu.
The accused in the eighteen cases have been charged for their respective offences and bailed to appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court at their respective dates.
“I want to thank all my officers for their hard work during the past week. And thank the vehicle drivers and owners as well as pedestrians who have continued to follow the traffic rules,” says Superintendent Satu.