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20 Speed Cameras Active On Viti Levu

Twenty speed cameras around Viti Levu are now operational, says Acting Land Transport Authority chief executive officer, Aptinko Vaurasi. The cameras have been strategically placed to provide maximum coverage against
13 Nov 2016 11:00
20 Speed Cameras Active On Viti Levu
Land Transport Authority

Twenty speed cameras around Viti Levu are now operational, says Acting Land Transport Authority chief executive officer, Aptinko Vaurasi.

The cameras have been strategically placed to provide maximum coverage against speeding motorists.

“Of the camera locations, only a certain number will be active at any given hour on any given day. There will be no way to determine which are active and which are not,” he said.

Initially speed cameras were installed in Kinoya, Nabua and Samabula (inbound towards Central Suva).

“But the camera locations have been substantially increased to now include three outside of Suva in Lami, Naboro and Navesi as well as 13 sites on the Queens Road from Sigatoka to Lautoka,” Mr Vaurasi said.

“The cameras have also been installed beyond Lautoka on the Kings Road in Vitogo, Tuvu, as well as in Manoca and Nakasi close to Nausori.”

Added to the coverage are two portable speed cameras that LTA enforcement officers “are free to use at any location to catch speeding motorists”.

For those speeding driver caught on a camera, the process is simple and efficient. The photo is sent immediately to the processing centre at LTA’s headquarters at Valelevu, where it is verified and a citation prepared. Registered letter then sends the citation to the vehicle owner for payment.

Since January, 44,733 citations were issued totalling $633,730 in revenue targeted at speeding vehicles and those running pass red lights.

“The message is simple, don’t speed and don’t overtake. Plan your trip so that you don’t have to rush. We hope the speed cameras will be a continual reminder of the dangers of speeding. The purpose is not to issue citations, it is to encourage everyone to drive safely,” Mr Vaurasi said.

Source: Land Transport Authority

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