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Crack The Whip, LTA Officers Directed

The Land Transport Authority will now “crack the whip” on speeding and reckless drivers. The enforcement arm of the authority has been directed to execute the full brunt of the
28 Aug 2014 04:24
Crack The Whip, LTA Officers Directed

The Land Transport Authority will now “crack the whip” on speeding and reckless drivers.

The enforcement arm of the authority has been directed to execute the full brunt of the law against speeding and reckless drivers who continue to violate the regulated national speed limit.

Part of this execution is the deployment of more enforcement officers in the West in the next one to two months.

“Statistics don’t lie, there are 34 deaths on our roads so far, 18 of which are passengers and 9 are drivers; it speaks volumes on the attitude of drivers who simply have no regards of others,” media liaison officer Iliesa Sokia said in a statement.

“The LTA is here to ensure we have a safer road and for this reason we will be harsh and will consider suspending or terminating driver’s licence if necessary. This year we have suspended over 100 driving licences and about 20 have been terminated and it’s simply because of reckless driving.”

He said the LTA would be vigilant, watching, observing and monitoring closely drivers travelling to the Western Division.

“In some driving violation we may just advise, warn or educate drivers, but there is totally no warning or advice on reckless drivers, there is a zero policy placed to those who are caught; it is now the number one cause of accidents and also the number one killer on our Fiji roads,” he said.

The LTA is pleading to motorists to observe and stay within the national speed limits as the policy comes into effect immediately.

wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj




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