More LTA officers on patrol
There will be more Land Transport Authority enforcement operation teams on the roads this Easter weekend. The teams will be on the roads to ensure safety on the road.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said: “The teams will be deployed to strategic locations and they will be targeting drink driving, speeding offences, dangerous and careless driving, use of mobile phone while driving, seat belt offences, vehicle defects, unregistered motor vehicles and illegally modified vehicles.” Mr Tuinaceva said drivers could end up losing their driving license this Easter. Last year there was no case of road accident recorded by LTA and they are counting on drivers and other road users to help keep zero road offences this year. Mr Tuinaceva said people who were planning to drink alcohol were requested to nominate a designated driver, while drivers travelling on long journeys were encouraged to take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.
“Most pedestrians in Fiji treat road safety as the sole priority of the driver and that the driver has the duty to care for them when this is not the case,” he said. “Pedestrians must learn to be behaving responsibly on the roads and people must not cross the roads anyhow.”
So far nine people have died on Fiji’s road this year.
Edited by Rusiate Mataika