January 4, 2017 9:37 am

More than 1000 motorists booked in holiday traffic operation

Police and LTA commenced a joint operation in early December which is now in its third week.

The Land Transport Authority’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Aptniko Vaurasi said speeding still topped the list of traffic offences recorded but commended the tireless efforts of the LTA officers in preventing “road accidents waiting to happen.”

According to Director of Traffic Senior Superintendent Mahesh Mishra, more than 1000 traffic infringement notices have been issued since the joint stint began.

“There are about 40 cases of drinking and driving while a majority of these traffic offences are speeding,” SSP Mishra said.

Director Mishra said all traffic police officers would also be on the road during this New Year’s festivities apart from those involved in the joint operation.

“We want to urge road users to think of other people’s safety and avoid getting behind the wheel when drunk or fatigued,” Mr Mishra said.

Mr Vaurasi added that apart from the operation all speed cameras were also fully operational, and a total of 11,660 TINs have been issued for the month of December alone.

The speed cameras, located at Kinoya, Nabua and Samabula; Lami, Naboro and Navesi, as well as Queens Road from Sigatoka to Lautoka and on Kings Road from Vitogo, Tuvu, Manoca and Nakasi, close to Nausori, had resulted in 177,149 speeding notices issued since 2013 when they were first established.

The LTA and Police joint operation finished on January 15.