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Pay Attention To Speed, Drive Safely, LTA Plea To Road Users

  The Land Transport Authority is deep­ly concerned with the number of road accident cases this year already as we approach the end of January 2019. A tragic event took
26 Jan 2019 10:00
Pay Attention To Speed, Drive Safely, LTA Plea To Road Users
Ranjila Fred daughter of Son Kuar’s sister, Son Kuar wife of the deceased, Samentha Fred, and Edwin Fred mourning the death of Subba Naidu at Davuilevu on January 22, 2019. Photo: Fonua Talei

 

The Land Transport Authority is deep­ly concerned with the number of road accident cases this year already as we approach the end of January 2019.

A tragic event took place on Tuesday which resulted in a fatality involving a man and a bus in Nakasi.

The seriousness of this incident serves to remind our road users that driving safely at all times is paramount.

LTA chief executive officer Samuel Simp­son is calling on all drivers to pay more at­tention to speed and always drive safely and never drive dangerously.

“Drivers are urged to be mindful of such important road safety tips; do not over speed on school zones, slow down your vehicle at school patrol signs, adhere to traffic signs, be mindful of children crossing at traffic lights and crossing signs on the road, watch out for children and pedestrian crossing the road from behind parked vehicles, and be alert at roundabout and intersections.

Mr Simpson is also advising bus drivers to be cautious, especially when passengers are boarding or alighting from the bus.

Pedestrians are also advised to take extra care and adhere to road signs and use au­thorised crossing places as well-being mind­ful of vehicles on the road to ensure their safety.

The LTA CEO is reminding drivers that the LTA will be enforcing the traffic law and will not hesitate to apply penalties where offend­ers are detected.

Mr Simpson also conveyed the LTA’s deep­est condolences to the grieving family of the Nakasi road accident victim.

Source: LTA

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