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LTA: Speed cameras effective

Last year the authority recorded 65,169 speeding notices. The use of speed cameras is proving effective in identifying and fining speeding motorists, says the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The authority
14 Feb 2017 11:00
LTA: Speed  cameras effective
LTA

Last year the authority recorded 65,169 speeding notices.

The use of speed cameras is proving effective in identifying and fining speeding motorists, says the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

The authority recorded 65,169 speeding notices from January to December, 2016.

To date there are 25 fixed poles of which 10 cameras are operated on a rotational basis; three are dual red light/speed cameras while seven are speed cameras only.

These have been placed between the Lami and Navua corridor while the third is in Nausori with plans for more, said LTA’s acting chief executive officer Aptinko Vaurasi.

“Since the cameras were first installed in 2013, we have issued close to 200,000 traffic infringement notices (TINs) for speeding,” he said.

LTA has stringent measures in place for habitual offenders, with warning letters issued for the first five times a driver offends, but more than that, the driver is in danger of having his or her licence suspended or cancelled.

The LTA system records every driver offence with a clear indication if the driver is consistently breaking the rules. LTA holds a Show Cause every month, where those habitual offenders have to demonstrate why they should not lose their licences.

Those speeding and caught on camera have their photos verified at the LTA Valelevu Headquarters, after which a citation is prepared and sent to the vehicle owner for payment.

 

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