Container (side-lift) trucks’ whose personnel disrupt the flow of public traffic by stopping vehicles to give way for them unload/load containers on roadsides face prosecution as what they are doing is illegal.
Downloading containers on road-sides before its contents are removed to shops is a common practice now in Honiara at times forcing queues on the roads.
But Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence Patricia Leta says no person except the police has the right to stop vehicles on the public road.
“They obstruct to the flow of vehicles and that’s illegal,” she told journalists today.
She said the rightful thing for the owners of the containers should do is to request for police assistance to help them with the offloading of their containers from Ports.
Leta said police will be doing an awareness to the public on the issue so that they known exactly what to do when removing their containers from Ports.