Thursday, 26 February 2009 2:12 PM

Auki Police Train Public Drivers on Traffic Rules

The Auki Police has conducted a one-day traffic consultation training session for Auki motorist and vehicle owners, the first of its kind to be held by the Malaita Provincial Police.

The training which was held at the Auki Police Training room was officially opened on 18 February by the Provincial Police Commander for Malaita Inspector Peter Tori.

He said the training was the first of its kind conducted by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

"It was not only focussed on road safety but also on the well being of motorists or pedestrians in the event of a motor accident which includes trauma reduction lessons," Inspector Tori said.

Representatives from other stakeholders such as the Inland Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance and the Vehicle Inspections Division of the Ministry of Works also participated in the training.

The training was successfully conducted with 35 drivers participating from around Auki Town, including taxi drivers and vehicle owners.

Inspector Tori told the participants that the transport service they provide is crucial to the development of Auki Town and the Province.

"It is important to understand that the service you provide is very important and vital for the development of Auki Town and Malaita Province as a whole," Inspector Tori said.

He yesterday called on motorists within Auki and other parts of Malaita to adhere to the road safety rules and work with police and make the Auki Town safe for all.

"I urge all motorists in and around Auki and those visiting to adhere to the road safety and respect Traffic Laws so we can make this town safe for all."

Inspector Tori said he was delighted with the outcome of the training and assured the participants that similar trainings have been scheduled and will be conducted in the near future.

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