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LTA To Advocate More On Speeding

The Land Transport Authority wants to know why drivers still speed. It will address this as it continues to advocate against the traffic infringement. LTA spokesperson Iliesa Sokia said speeding
15 Sep 2015 12:59
LTA To Advocate More On Speeding

The Land Transport Authority wants to know why drivers still speed.

It will address this as it continues to advocate against the traffic infringement.

LTA spokesperson Iliesa Sokia said speeding continued to be the main cause of death on our roads and the authority was curious as to why drivers were still engaged in such acts.

“We are no longer trying to blame speeding as the main cause of death but what we want to know is why people speed on our roads,” Mr Sokia said.

The current road death toll stands at 48 compared to 37 for the same period last year.  He said more than 90 per cent of this has been a result of speeding by drivers.

“There should be a reason as to why people speed. We know that they have been provoked to speed.”

The LTA is advising motorists to not let their personal problems provoke them to speed while driving.

“Road safety must be an issue where we should be talking about the root causes of why people speed but yet it is becoming more of a social problem.

“It is not the LTA’s role alone. We are aware of the increase in road deaths and all we need is for people to play their parts while on our roads,” Mr Sokia said.

He has also encouraged members of the public to make use of the authority’s free texting complaint platform if they found anyone driving carelessly.

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