Police thank NCD residents for celebrating responsibly


POLICE in Port Moresby have thanked people using the roads during the long weekend for conducting themselves responsibly.
“It was not like in the past. When it comes to such big occasions like Independence, people would get drunk, they would block the road or sleep on the road causing inconvenience to traffic,” acting Chief Superintendent Joseph Joe told The National.
Joe, the director of traffic operations, said no major road accident was reported.
“That shows the growth in our country over the last 41 years – people are becoming mature,” he said.
“Especially in NCD, there were no reports of serious and fatal accidents during the celebrations unlike in the past.”
But he said there were a few minor accidents but no serious injuries to people involved.
Meanwhile, Joe has warned drivers to make sure that their vehicles were roadworthy.
“For PMV operators, make sure your buses are roadworthy and in good condition,” he said.
“Many drivers think it is a game.
“But it is not because we are talking about your lives and the lives of the people (passengers) you are responsible for when you are driving around in the city.”

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