Drivers fur­ther in­ves­ti­gated

LTA CEO Tuinaceva says they are com­mit­ted to re­mov­ing no­to­ri­ous drivers from our roads

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Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are be­ing car­ried out on two drivers in­volved in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in March and April, says Naisa Tuinaceva. The two drivers were to ap­pear be­fore the Land Trans­port Author­ity Show Cause Dis­ci­plinary hear­ing.

Both mat­ters are still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and LTA is work­ing with Po­lice.

In the first in­ci­dent, a 40-year-old driver who al­most caused a cat­a­strophic chem­i­cal spill in Wainibuka River when the truck car­ry­ing the con­sign­ment of Sodium Cyanide veered off road in Kings Road in Wainibuka crash­ing into a stream. The sec­ond in­ci­dent, a 51-year-old driver was driv­ing a truck when its con­tainer load of FIJI Wa­ter fell on a ve­hi­cle in Ed­in­burgh Drive/Walu Bay round­about in Suva. Land Trans­port Author­ity had put the 51-year-old driver’s licence on a freeze mean­ing he can­not drive any mo­tor ve­hi­cle un­til fur­ther no­tice.

LTA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mr Tuinaceva said they were com­mit­ted to re­mov­ing no­to­ri­ous drivers from can’t learn from pre­vi­ous book­ings then he is not fit to drive.

“These are the type of peo­ple we are try­ing to re­move from our roads be­cause they are dis­re­spect­ful and do not value hu­man lives,” Mr Tuinaceva said. Edited by Manasa Kalouniv­iti

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