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LTA will be ‘highly-visible’ during Easter

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is urging motorists to plan their trips and drive with caution and also to be patient with other road users as there will be an increase in traffic during the Easter weekend. In a statement released today, LTA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Naisa Tuinaceva said behaving responsibly and following the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 22, 2016 1:47 pm

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is urging motorists to plan their trips and drive with caution and also to be patient with other road users as there will be an increase in traffic during the Easter weekend.

In a statement released today, LTA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Naisa Tuinaceva said behaving responsibly and following the road rules will reduce the risk of injury and death on our roads.

I’m urging all road users, especially drivers to slow down and adjust their driving to suit the traffic, road and weather conditions.

Mr. Tuinaceva added that practicing road courtesy can reduce the number of non-fatal accidents that have been occurring around the country.

If every road user were a little bit more courteous on the roads it would make a huge difference, as there won’t be as many accidents.

The Authority will deploy enforcement operation teams to strategic locations, hence resulting in a highly-visible LTA presence on the roads.

Land Transport Authority 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.

People who are planning to drink alcohol are requested to nominate a designated driver, while drivers who will be travelling on long journeys are encouraged to take regular breaks to avoid being fatigue.

Don’t drive your vehicle if you are affected by alcohol – if you take the risk you have a high probability of being caught and you may end up losing your driver license this Easter.

The Authority is also urging pedestrians to behave responsibly while on the road.

Last year 24 pedestrians died on our roads which is quite alarming for Fiji.

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. Pedestrian must learn to be behave responsibly on the roads. People must not cross the roads anyhow.

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