Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department in Honiara are working together with officers of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement to deal with the road congestion in the capital city.
Director of the Traffic Department, Superintendent Fredrick Satu says, “This week I directed my officers to be present at the various bus stops to monitor the length of time buses spend to allow passengers to get off and on.”
He adds: “I am pleased with a timeframe of three minutes given to minimise crowding of buses at the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court and Honiara Central Market Bus Stops. The Traffic and HCC Law Enforcement officers are monitoring the time frame to see if there is any need to change it to a longer period without affecting the flow of the traffic from the two bus stops.”
“This is a great collaboration between the RSIPF and HCC which shows the need to work in partnership and highlights how successful it can be to reduce road congestion.”
“I appeal to you to all drivers to respect the work of my officers and HCC Law Enforcement officers who are trying their very best to address the Honiara road congestion issue. We must work together to address these issues on our roads in Honiara,” says Superintendent Satu.
He adds: “The road congestion issue is not for the RSIPF and HCC only. We all have to join hands together to address the issue. The officers are expected to continue with the operations over the coming weeks to educate bus drivers with the hope to reduce the road congestion. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”