Transportation

6 vehicles unregistered for being used as taxis

The Land Transport Authority says over-speeding topped the list of traffic offences between January to November this year. The Authority’s Acting CEO, Aptinko Vaurasi, said that other offences recorded included careless driving, breaching the PSV code of conduct, carrying excess passengers, using a mobile phone while driving, and the illegal use of private vehicles as […]

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December 8, 2016 7:46 am

The Land Transport Authority says over-speeding topped the list of traffic offences between January to November this year.

Key players on LTA’s Show Cause panel discuss the future of habitual offenders (L- R) LTA Manager Licensing and Driving, Makereta Masioliva and LTA Acting CEO, Aptinko Vaurasi.
Key players on LTA’s Show Cause panel discuss the future of habitual offenders (L-R) LTA Manager Licensing and Driving, Makereta Masioliva and LTA Acting CEO, Aptinko Vaurasi.

The Authority’s Acting CEO, Aptinko Vaurasi, said that other offences recorded included careless driving, breaching the PSV code of conduct, carrying excess passengers, using a mobile phone while driving, and the illegal use of private vehicles as taxis.

“From January through to November, we had deregistered six private vehicles that were used as taxis, suspended 166 driver licenses, issued 266 final warnings and cancelled 25 driver licenses that had a track record of habitually breaking traffic laws,” he said.

Licenses are suspended for three to 11 months, depending on the traffic offence committed.

Following the suspension period, the owner of the suspended license may reapply to have his/her license restored with the added responsibility of taking a defensive driving course. Drivers with cancelled licenses may reapply after one year, and if approved, will be given a provisional license.

Held towards the end of each month and steered by the Acting CEO and assisted by the Manager Licensing and Driving, Makereta Masioliva, and respective regional managers, show cause hearings summons habitual offenders to justify why their driving license should not be suspended or cancelled.

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