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Authority Inducts Enforcement Department Officers After Training

Authority Inducts Enforcement  Department Officers After Training
LTA
March 13
11:00 2018

Land Transport Authority has inducted 25 new recruits and 23 E-ticketing officers at the Meteorological office in Vatuwaqa yesterday.

LTA Legal Policy and Business Development general manager Navilesh Chand said the induction training was for officers from the new Enforcement Department which included three divisions such as Road Safety Officers, E-Ticketing Officers and Weighbridge officers.

He said that the induction training would be beneficial for the new recruit officers, who would be well versed with all the necessary knowledge, so that their job was done with utmost diligence.

“There would be lot of challenges that the officers would be faced such as no individual person’s make up is same as the other person,” Mr Chand said.

Recruit, Christer Tianoa, 35, said he felt great and was honoured to be the part of LTA.

“My aim as an Enforcement Officer is to ensure road users follow the traffic laws which are here to enforce,” Mr Tianoa said.

Laisiana Lavo, 33, is in the Enforcement Department as a Road Safety Officer and she will do her utmost to ensure that the road fatality is minimised.

“It was a male dominated field because hardly any females were Road Safety Officers it will be challenging for me,” she said.

“Being with men I will be able to learn more and enhance my knowledge,” Ms Lavo said.

Speaking to the new enforcement officers the LTA board chairman Vijay Maharaj reminded them about attending legal proceedings.

“Attend legal proceedings and provide evidence in court as a witness as and required to testify in court regarding the circumstance surrounding and reasons for issuing TIN citations,” Mr Maharaj said.

He said the authority had high expectations from these officers,

“That is to enforce traffic safety laws to deter illegal activities on the road and ensure that the use of motor vehicles are regulated for the purposes of safety, protection of the environment and law enforcement,” he said.

LTA investments includes 18 existing vehicles, eight new vehicles, one caravan, four sets of new portable scales and pay rise announced for LTA staff.

Edited by Percy Kean

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