Selling items on the road is an offence

Police traffic officer says it was illegal and people needed to know it was an offence to obstruct traffic.

Director Police Traffic Norman Kambo has told the National Newspaper selling items on the roads where cars travel is an offence and people must refrain from selling on the roads.

He said the vendors can distract motorists and can lead to small dents and minor accidents along the traffic lights in Port Moresby.

Kambo said it was illegal and people needed to know it was an offence to obstruct traffic.

He reminded PMV bus drivers that they must use the left lane and not the right or inside lane when approaching a bus stop.

“The right lane is the speed lane thus when approaching a bus stop PMVs must always take the left lane,” he told the National.

“PMVs should not unnecessarily switch lanes, if there is a bus stop nearby, then it is acceptable to use left lane.

“For taxi cabs they should use left lanes when looking for passengers and not switch lanes when a passenger calls which can cause accidents.

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Kambo said taxis were not allowed to park anywhere along the streets to wait for passengers as it causes double lane parking.

“There is no such thing as double parking lane, unless it is an authorised parking area,” he told the National.

“Only in curves where there is a space created  for two vehicles to park is an authorised double parking lane.”


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