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OPERATIONS WILL REDUCE ROAD FATALITIES

The Land Transport Authority has noted an increase in accidents during peak traffic hours because of drivers not abiding by road markings and signs. Road Safety Officers are on the
23 Jun 2018 11:00
OPERATIONS WILL REDUCE ROAD FATALITIES

The Land Transport Authority has noted an increase in accidents during peak traffic hours because of drivers not abiding by road markings and signs.

Road Safety Officers are on the roads for a reason and that is to create safe roads.

That is the message from the Land Transport Authority board chairperson, Vijay Maharaj.

This is in light of concerns raised about LTA operations being carried out during peak traffic hours.

“LTA has noted an increase in accidents during peak traffic hours because of drivers not abiding by road markings and signs,” Mr Maharaj said.

“For instance, if a driver is going straight at a roundabout or intending to turn right they use the lane that is dedicated for turning left to beat the long line.”

Mr Maharaj said that such practices could lead to catastrophic consequences which LTA was trying to curb.

He added that this practice was not only common at major roundabouts, but also junctions.

Furthermore, according to figures released by the Fiji Police Force the majority of the fatalities recorded were between 5am to 8am and 5pm to 8pm.

Mr Maharaj said the Road Safety Officers were working around the clock to ensure road safety for all road users.

“If road users abided by road rules, road markings and signs, together, we will be able to create a safer road for everyone,” Mr Maharaj said.

“We have an aim to reduce the number of road fatalities, so our officers are dedicated to accomplish this aim.”

Source: LTA

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