POLICE RECORDS SHOWED INCREASING TRAFFIC OFFENSES

A car accident at Fishing village, Honiara this year. Photo credit: SIBC.

A car accident at Fishing village, Honiara this year. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has recorded over 960 traffic cases this year.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast says this is an increase from the number of traffic cases last year.

He says 251 of the cases involved careless driving.

Two months to the year end, seven recorded traffic accidents have resulted in death so far.

“Of those, 251 involved are careless driving and there were seven fatalities recorded, this is in Honiara City alone. The offences that were detected include careless driving, dangerous driving, causing death by dangerous driving, using motor vehicles with defective tyres and lights, overloading, excessive speed, driving without a driving licence,¬†unfit to drive and using unlicensed and uninsured motor vehicles and other traffic-related offences.”

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