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Roads Not Meant For Racing: LTA

Street racers beware. The Land Transport Authority will come down hard on you. LTA chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva yesterday warned there was zero tolerance on street racing. “We will not
01 Jun 2015 11:54
Roads Not Meant For Racing: LTA

Street racers beware. The Land Transport Authority will come down hard on you.

LTA chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva yesterday warned there was zero tolerance on street racing.

“We will not be lenient on drivers who do not follow the laws and will not take things lightly. We have been experiencing a lot of bad behaviour with most drivers, they know the rules yet they choose to race,” he said.

Mr Tuinaceva was commenting on the accident on Waimanu Road in Suva yesterday which was allegedly caused by street racing. A car allegedly chasing a second car towards CWM Hospital went out of control on a bend and hit another car travelling in the opposite direction. The impact pushed the third car off the road, down a cliff. The occupants, the driver Ravnil Chandra and his two-year-old son Ayaan, were rescued and were being observed at CWM Hospital yesterday. Mr Tuinaceva said: “Our roads are not meant for racing and everyone should be mindful of that,” he said.

“Mostly, young drivers like to show off their rides disrespecting other road users and causing accidents.” He said the LTA would be firm and tough on drivers who were breaking the speed limit.

He said the behaviour of most drivers nowdays had become unacceptable.

“We are not going to slow down on this and enough is enough! Drivers who are still over speeding this is a warning, follow the road safety rules because if we catch you we will go hard on those drivers and will suspend or even cancel your licences.”

Meanwhile ACP Operations Rusiate Tuidravu said police will continue operations on running offences, traffic Control and awareness on major roads and highway investigations.

“Some causes of accidents are speeding, drivers having attitude problems and ignorance of road rules repeated offenders have no change in driving attitude,” he said.

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