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Road fatalities 2019 decrease

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/12/2019

The Ministry of Police has recorded a decrease in the number of road fatalities this year compared to last year.

‘Ulaia Palu from the Ministry of Police during a program on Radio Tonga said, to date, the Ministry has recorded only three fatalities compared to last year.

Palu said, with the investigations they carried out to all incidents, they’ve confirmed that alcohol and speeding were the major contributing factors of the accidents.

‘Ulaia then call on the public to be more responsible when driving especially during the festive season to avoid future tragedies.

The Ministry of Police and the Ministry of Infrastructure are working together to enforce the Traffic Act as part of their move to minimize the number of road accidents in the country.

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