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Uncollected plates irks LTA

August 01
16:48 2014

The Land Transport Authority is worried that there are many vehicles running on our roads without proper number plates.

The concern comes after the LTA has still uncollected number plates numbering in the hundreds.

LTA spokesperson Iliesa Sokia said publishing the names was the first diplomatic approach LTA would undertake, and clients have the opportunity to be informed and are made aware before proceedings with the enforcement process.

“People will be given at least a week or two to collect their number plates. Failure to act on the notice shall result in vehicles given defect orders or in some extreme situation, vehicles shall be seized and grounded,” Mr Sokia said.

“A further $100 maximum fine will be charged as fixed penalty for vehicle owners violating proper affix of number plate regulation. LTA has gathered and has observed a sudden increase in the number of vehicles running on our road operating without proper number plate.”

“It’s a serious concern to the authority; no number plate on any vehicles poses a lot of risks and threat. In case of a hit and run incident or accident, we are helpless, the police are helpless and the victims are helpless as well, because we are unable to trace the vehicle,” Mr Sokia said.

“In an event of a robbery if this type of vehicle is used, it will be hard to identify and hunt the drivers, so this must concern everybody including road users and pedestrians.”

He said number plates should be affixed at all times for identification purposes because vehicles were registered and all data collected and other information stored in the systems were done with reference to their number plate.



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