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Lae Police warn traffic offenders

Police in Lae are warning vehicle owners and drivers not to breach traffic offences.

Lae Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says police will be stepping up to get rid of unroadworthy, uninsured, unregistered vehicles and unlicensed drivers.

Wagambie warned offenders that police will not tolerate people who disregard the safety of others.

Lae Police have started impounding city route buses and are moving onto tracking down vehicles that are travelling at night. Police are now conducting random roadblocks.

This was made possible by Niugini Electrical and FTC Freighters who donated 10 portable blue lights with their stands and brand new batteries to go with it, at the cost of more than K6,000.

The lights will enable suburban police stations to conduct random roadblocks at night to check on traffic offences, suspicious persons travelling in vehicles and to deter movements of stolen motor vehicles and criminals.

The two companies presented the equipment to assist police.

Police will not be issuing traffic infringement notices but will start arresting and charging offending drivers and vehicle owners. Wagambie said offenders continue to breach traffic rules and get off lightly when paying fines.

Police will engage traffic registry, MVIL and the national road safety officers in order to ensure that public safety is maintained on the roads.

Wagambie said it is very encouraging that the two business houses have gone out of their way to assist police do their job in maintaining peace and order.

Greg Finall, of Niugini Electrical, says his company is willing to assist police simply because they have confidence in Lae police, and that they have seen and experienced a big difference within the city since last year.

With the confidence they have, they decided to donate the 10 sets of blue lights to assist police.

He also said they have confidence in the leadership of the police hierarchy and personnel in Lae.

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