No more roadblocks on Fiji roads – Acting ComPol

Police officers man the checkpoint along McGregor Rd in Suva on Friday, December 23, 2022. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FT FILE

There will no longer be any police roadblocks on Fiji roads, Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew has announced.

He said the roadblocks would only be erected if “there is an urgent need”.

“We don’t want to create unnecessary inconvenience for the travelling public,” Mr Chew said.

“And it’s about carefully assessing situations and asking if there is an urgent need or not.”

The Fiji Police Force Act of 1965 allows police to regulate and control traffic on a public road.

They have powers to stop and divert traffic when it is in the public interest do so, and also to maintain order on public roads so that obstructions are prevented.

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