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First crossing lights for pedestrians installed in Nuku’alofa

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 10/07/2019

The Land Transport Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure has installed the first crossing lights for pedestrians at the Taufa’ahau Road in Nuku’alofa.

Traffic Officer Hepi Oko says, the pilot program is an initiative led by a Tongan man from the US and the Transportation Division will install more if its effective.

Oko adds the aim of the newly installed crossing lights is to ensure road safety in Tonga.

“One of our goals is to make sure that the road users are safe, and it’s a pilot project and we will see how effective it is and we’ll plan ahead on installing more pedestrian crossing signs.”

The first crossing lights is installed on one of the busiest areas in Tonga, right in front of the St. George Government Building and the Bank of the South Pacific in Nuku’alofa.

As this is the first time for the people to experience crossing lights on the roads in Tonga and most are unfamiliar with it, the Transportation Division will start with their awareness program soon to inform the pedestrians and drivers on the initiative.

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