SURGE IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS FROM JAN-AUG 2015: POLICE

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

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

Police records have shown a surge in the number of traffic accidents from January to August this year.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Section has recorded a total of 225 traffic accidents from January to August.

Operations Manager of the Traffic Section, Inspector Brian Suri Malefo told SIBC News six people have died from fatal crashes according to their reports.

“So far we have recorded six fatal crashes which occurred on our roads at this time.”

He adds, most of the accidents were alcohol-related.

“Most of the traffic accidents that we recorded involves driving under the influence of liquor and very few involving careless driving by drivers, which gave a surge to traffic accidents on our roads.”

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