One hundred and five Government vehicle drivers have been issued traffic infringement notices, during “Operation Tatarovi II” – from the 1st to the 21st of May, 2018.
During this period – five police drivers, have also been issued traffic infringement notices for speeding and careless driving.
Commissioner of Police – Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, had issued the directive instructing officers, to monitor speeding government vehicles, following complaints that many government drivers were abusing road rules.
Brig-Gen Qiliho has reiterated his stand to police officers – saying unless an officer has a genuine reason or is attending to an emergency, they will be booked.
He said there are no special speed limits for Government vehicles, and drivers exceeding the speed limit, will be booked when caught by traffic officers.
The most common offence registered of the 110 government drivers – is for speeding, followed by careless driving, and failure to produce a driver’s license.
Fourteen Government drivers were booked in the Eastern Division, 21 in the West, 32 in the South, and 38 in the North.
Two police drivers were booked in the Southern Division, while the East, West and North, recorded one booking each.