Nelson Terema

Road accidents in POM

Among the reported incidents was a motor vehicle accident on Saturday at Six-Mile where a vehicle’s tyres came off, causing the driver to lose control of the CRV.

Eyewitnesses say a man and a woman were on board but luckily escaped without injuries.

On Sunday night, a head on collision involving a taxi and Land Cruiser left a little girl traumatised at Waigani, in front of Laguna Hotel.

A couple who witnessed the incident said the taxi (Kanny Trans Services) was to be blamed as it was on the wrong side of the road.

Appreciate the opportunity, bus owners told

Nelson Terema says it is important that they are aware that at any time, the government may decide to take that opportunity away.

“There is a possibility of the government nationalising PMVs and taxis and this will greatly affect operators and owners,” states Terema.

Thus he is calling on these businessmen to appreciate what they have now and not to jeopardise it by getting themselves involved in events such as strikes.

His comments follow the strike in Port Moresby, since Monday afternoon, by PMV bus drivers and operators over the alleged abuse of their colleague.

NCD tops country’s accident statistics

National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) CEO, Nelson Terema, revealed today at the launch of the Puma Energy road safety campaign.

In previous years, NCD registered 9,947 accidents, Morobe 3,388, Western Highlands 2,170, Eastern Highlands 1,772, Madang 1, 479, East New Britain 1,325 and Enga 1,180.  

He added that NRSA’s road safety provincial awareness is targeting these seven provinces because they are classified as ‘high risk’.