LCA cautions drivers

The Lae City Authority said Lae needs the roadworks that are happening, adding that the problem is, while the roads are being improved, the delays lead to frustration.

“This causes some drivers to do dangerous things, like speed where we shouldn’t, or drive on the wrong side of the road or on cement which is curing,” said the LCA.

“We are a walking nation and when drivers speed; go the wrong way down a road or take shortcuts then our pedestrians are at risk.

Asi calls on drivers to be careful

A vehicle crashed head on with a PMV truck, Sunamist that was travelling to Rigo, Central Province.

Reports stated that the truck hit the smaller vehicle while it was trying to avoid a pothole.

According to the driver of the Camry, he was rushing his wife to the hospital when he tried to avoid the larger truck.

Unfortunately, he turned too late, resulting in the truck crashing into them.

Asi said this accident was avoidable, if the drivers of both vehicles had been careful.