Sen re­minds driv­ers to be more cau­tious

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN SUVA Edited by Kar­alaini Waqanidrola Feed­back: arishma.narayan@fi­

Road users in Nadi should by now get used to the new road up­grades be­tween Mart­in­tar to Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

But if they con­tinue to face dif­fi­cul­ties on the new “world class road then they should slow down, heed the sig­nals and watch out for speed signs and di­ver­sions,” says Fiji Roads Author­ity, act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive, Robert Sen. Ev­i­dently, since the roads have been up­graded to world stan­dard and the new traf­fic lights in­stalled, ac­ci­dents have be­come com­mon es­pe­cially where the new traf­fic lights are.

Re­cently a truck driver had run into an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle af­ter he had driven on a red light at the junc­tion at Na­maka Public School in Nadi.

This landed the driver of the other ve­hi­cle in the hospi­tal in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion on Sun­day.

Mr Sen said it was im­por­tant for road users to get used to new up­grades by ad­just­ing to the newly up­graded road.

“The traf­fic lights are in­stalled for the safety of the pedes­tri­ans and ve­hi­cle move­ments; yet driv­ers are over speed­ing on this newly con­structed road,” Mr Sen said. “Driv­ers need to slow down and fol­low the sig­nals and ad­here to speed signs and di­ver­sions prop­erly,” he added.

Mr Sen con­firmed that the Mart­in­tar ser­vice lanes and road up­grades were in progress.

Mr Sen said land­scap­ing work was cur­rently on­go­ing on com­pleted sec­tions and this cor­ri­dor will be ready by March next year.

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