People Need to Speak Up, Says Land Transport Authority
1347 SMS complaints lodged since text platform launch last August
Land Transport Authority ( LTA) is encouraging members of the public to speak up against dangerous and reckless drivers on our roads.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva has encouraged members of the pubic to text their complaints to 582. Meanwhile, since the introduction of its SMS complaints platform last August, the LTA has seen illegal taxi operations topping the list of traffic offences.
A total of 1347 illegal taxi operation complaints were lodged, with October recording the highest with 289 complaints. Dangerous driving was the second highest traffic offence with 545 complaints lodged since August. Mr Tuinaceva said they had booked many drivers for overspeeding during the Easter break so far. He said some drivers behaved as they liked and drove their vehicles anyhow on the roads. “Pedestrians must also learn to be responsible on the roads and must not cross the roads anyhow anywhere. “I am once again pleading with members of the public to be very responsible on the roads,” he said. Members of the public are encour- aged to text complaints regarding LTA service, LTA officers’ behaviour, defective vehicles, bad driving, bad driver behaviour, and drivers using mobile phones, jumping the red light, drunk and driving, overtaking in double lines or any other traffic offences they encounter.
Land Transport Authority chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva in action.