Traffic rules

PMV Operators urged to meet with authorities

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika will be hosting a meeting with PMV operators this Sunday 19 February to emphasise this, among other pressing matters relating to road use. The meeting will be held at the Unagi Oval at Gordon.

Traffic Rules Ignored

Madang Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang, said based on police reports, many traffic accidents are caused by overloading of vehicles.

He said in Madang alone, the issue is rampant and needs addressing, as vehicles are overloading with goods, passengers and even they are towing faulty trucks on vehicles that are unauthorized.

PPC Rubiang said Madang police had been doing awareness through various media platforms and even spoke to drivers not to overload, but the drivers and the passengers are still ignorant.

Alleged hit-and-run vehicle set on fire

Loop PNG was on scene to capture live images of thick black smoke arising from the burning vehicle as residents stood at the junction to prevent vehicles from going up the street.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver was drunk and was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at Six-Mile. He panicked and tried to escape through Five-Mile by making a sharp turn at a street, where his car overturned.

The vehicle was set on fire by opportunists while the driver made a run for it before the newsroom arrived.

Breach of traffic rules result in vehicle accident

A witness at the scene said the driver of the maroon 10-seater disregarded a stop sign and drove out into the moving traffic from its left just when the PMV bus packed with passengers driving up from Gordon shocking rammed into its lefts side.

The two vehicles collide in the middle of the heavy traffic with the left side of the 10-seater all smashed and dented inward while the PMV bus slide off the collision and hit the cement wall next to the traffic lights and stopped with broken windshield and dented fronts.