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Drivers Further Investigated

Further investigations are being carried out on two drivers involved in separate incidents in March and April, says Naisa Tuinaceva. The two drivers were to appear before the Land Transport
21 May 2016 12:22
Drivers Further Investigated

Further investigations are being carried out on two drivers involved in separate incidents in March and April, says Naisa Tuinaceva.

The two drivers were to appear before the Land Transport Authority Show Cause Disciplinary hearing.

Both matters are still under investigation and LTA is working with Police.

In the first incident, a 40-year-old driver who almost caused a catastrophic chemical spill in Wainibuka River when the truck carrying the consignment of Sodium Cyanide veered off road in Kings Road in Wainibuka crashing into a stream.

The second incident, a 51-year-old driver was driving a truck when its container load of FIJI Water fell on a vehicle in Edinburgh Drive/Walu Bay roundabout in Suva.

Land Transport Authority had put the 51-year-old driver’s licence on a freeze meaning he cannot drive any motor vehicle until further notice.

LTA chief executive officer Mr Tuinaceva said they were committed to removing notorious drivers from our roads.

“If a driver is a habitual offender, it shows that the person can’t learn from previous bookings then he is not fit to drive.

“These are the type of people we are trying to remove from our roads because they are disrespectful and do not value human lives,” Mr Tuinaceva said.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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