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Traffic worries

Hafiz Ali, Lami
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I AM amazed that Bimal Prasad of Wailoaloa, Nadi, (FT 17/8/2017) was able to notice the traffic jam on Stinson Pde because of the inconsiderate drivers, especially public service vehicle drivers.

What I can't understand is if a person from Nadi can notice this, why can't the authorities in Suva notice this and do something to curb the frustrations of the considerate law-abiding drivers who follow the rule of law and wait patiently in the queue for hours to get to their destinations.

Bus drivers are now actually disembarking passengers in the middle of the road instead of the bus stop to beat the queue which is very dangerous and a disaster waiting to occur. They have become a law unto themselves.

Road cone barriers were erected by SCC some time back, however, for some reason they stopped doing this.

Instead of putting these cones, another simple solution is to restrict entry to this lane (via a continuous solid road line markings) from the Civic Centre exit.

However, in the interim, traffic enforcers (police/SCC/LTA) should be immediately stationed on Stinson Pde and at the market on Usher St during peak hours to monitor and allow the smooth flow of traffic every day until the new bridge is constructed.

Also these enforcers should be empowered to issue TINs.

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