Speed humps

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka | Saturday, June 17, 2017

A report in The Fiji Times 13/6 says the villagers of Nabavatu in Dreketi have requested that speed humps be built after two children were rushed to hospital after accidents involving speeding vehicles.

This request was made by the village's headman, Ponipate Vonoqaqa, to the Fiji Roads Authority.

"We have had two road incidents that happened on separate occasions where two children were hit by a vehicle, but were lucky to survive the incident," he said.

Mr Vonoqaqa said those road accidents resulted from speeding and drivers neglecting the fact that they were driving through villages.

FRA chief executive officer John Hutchinson said FRA received requests for speed humps from villages and communities.

"These requests came from many villages and communities for speed humps, especially after we have upgraded the roads," he said.

Mr Hutchinson said the public needed to be educated on the fact that speed humps were not the instant cure for all traffic issues.

Thank you Mr Hutchinson, having said that there were two road humps in Lautoka that I think serve no purpose.

One is at Balawa Cemetery road and one outside the Salvation Army church.

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