Legislation for the alcohol testing of drivers or operators of vehicles has been gazetted and is now in force. The Police and Transport Legislation (Amendment) (Alcohol Testing) Act 2016 commenced operation on 1st June 2016.
The Act provides police with the power to require the driver or person in charge of a vehicle to submit to a breath test in accordance with the police officer’s direction. ‘Vehicles’ includes motor vehicles, vessels and aircraft.
The Solomon Island people pride themselves on having the family unit as the foundation of their communities, essential to their lives. However, like in most nations, Family Violence is an issue affecting many families in Solomon Islands. A 2009 report from the Ministry of Women Youth and Children’s Affairs found that 2 out of 3 women aged between 15 and 49 years had been abused, and placed the Solomon Islands as the third worst country in the world for Family Violence behind Ethiopia and Peru.
The Traffic Department of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) is responsible for Traffic Policing in Honiara. The department also relies on General Duties police and provincial police to support public safety on roads in the Solomon Islands.
The RSIPF works in partnership with other agencies including the Honiara City Council and the Internal Revenue Division to achieve this goal.
In addition to the information below, please see the following awareness brochures related to Traffic and Road Safety;
Since opening its doors last May the Seif Ples Clinic has been offering a place of safety and access to urgent medical care for survivors of violence. The old Police Clinic in front of the Rove Police Club has proven to be a valuable space for the specially trained nurses to provide medical treatment and onward referral to clients.