Police blitz nets fines, arrests on road users

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

More than K100,000 was collected from spot fines for defects on vehicles and at least 60 arrests were made during the two weeks of a traffic operation in Lae.
Lae Metro Supt Anthony Wagambie Jr said the operation followed a high number of serious and fatal accidents in the city.
“Traffic police officers have ended two weeks of special operations which was supported by the National Road Safety Council,” he said.
“I had written to the provincial administration for the Land Transport Board and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSC) to jointly work with our traffic section in a combined operation.
“Our  traffic police were without any vehicles but there was poor feedback. The only support was from NRSC.
“More than K100,000 was collected and paid to the government coffers while 25 unworthy vehicles were put off the roads, with more than 60 arrests being made,” Wagambie said.
He said the blitz had resulted in a decrease in the number of accidents in the city.