Police Commissioner Matthew Varley is appealing to bus drivers to try and obey the traffic regulations.
The appeal was issued on Thursday during his weekly police conference at the Rove Police headquarters.
“I appeal to public bus drivers to do their best to obey traffic regulations,” Mr Varley said.
“I know they are convening their passengers at a time schedule but driving on the foot path is not the answer.”
Mr Varley said the traffic situation continues to be a challenge for city residents.
“We appreciate the patience and good behaviour of drivers out on the roads.”
He said they are continuing to work with the local authorities being the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) and the Honiara City Council (HCC).
Mr Varley added that he had instructed officers to conduct more meetings and put in place additional traffic measures in the mornings and pick their time to try to alleviate the traffic congestion that everyone is experiencing.
“We will continue to do as best we can and as you heard me say before we can only work on this problem as long as we have the support of our driving public and the community to get behind the police and drive safe.
“We continue to see people driving on foot paths, cutting off intersections, going around traffic and driving in a dangerous manner.
“And as I have said before my strong fear is that frustration will manifest in an accident or indeed an innocent loss of life if someone is to be struck by someone driving on the foot path or cutting around into sections where they were not supposed to be driving.
“Police are doing their best to get out into intersection to re-direct traffic and indeed we are trying to come up with alternative plans as to how is the flow of the congestion in particularly on the bridge area but we cannot do that if drivers don’t cooperate,” the police chief concluded.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN