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Police will mount a high level Operation right across Solomon Islands during this New Year’s Eve to ensure that communities celebrate peacefully with their families and friends.

As part of the Police Operation, the Police Operation Centre will be open coordinating operational activity across all the provinces, high visibility patrols will be conducted and Random Breathalyzer Testing (RBT), as well as vehicle checks will be conducted.  The vehicle checks include checks of vehicle licence, driver’s licence, third party documents and if vehicles have defects.  These checks will occur in in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal.

According to Director Traffic Inspector Charles Solomon Habatia said, “Be cautious about your actions during this New Year’s Eve as officers will be on the road to make sure all traffic regulation must be maintain to ensure road users and drivers must responsible enough ”.
Mr. Habatia said, “Traffic officers will start conducing RBT as of 30th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017.  It is advisable for the drivers to cooperate with police to avoid any accident not only drivers but also passengers travelling and pedestrians as well. Remember don’t drink and drive – it is a danger to everyone.”

He said, “Since the number of unlicensed vehicle increased we will be step up our Traffic operation to make sure that all vehicles must license and if you know that your vehicle are unlicensed just call in at Kukum Traffic so that our officers can assist you”.

Commissioner of Police Mr. Frank Prendergast said, “I appreciate the strong community support to Police during the festive season, and I look forward to that support continuing during the New Year.  On behalf of the RSIPF I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year and assure them that Police will be working very hard this New Year’s eve so that everyone can celebrate peacefully and safely. 
“Respect for each other is a wonderful value that should guide us all this New Year’s Eve,” Mr. Prendergast said.
All the best for 2017.
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