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Land Transport Authority Targets Safer Roads

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is carrying out operations to create and ensure safer roads. This is the message from the LTA Board chairperson Vijay Maharaj in light of concerns
24 Jun 2018 13:28
Land Transport Authority Targets Safer Roads
LTA Board chairman Vijay Maharaj.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is carrying out operations to create and ensure safer roads.

This is the message from the LTA Board chairperson Vijay Maharaj 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 said this practice was not only common at major roundabouts, but junctions as well.

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

Mr Maharaj said road safety officers were working round 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,” he said.

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

Source: Land Transport Authority

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