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September 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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The Land Transport Authority (LTA)suspended 14 driving licences of private and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers.

The Authority took this move during its show cause event at its headquarters in Valelevu, Nasinu.

The show cause is a process that encompasses proceedings leading to suspensions of either driving licences or vehicle registrations certificates.

LTA chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva said out of the 14 cases that were filed for appearance, only 4 appeared and the remaining 10 didn’t show any consent to their non-appearance.

“Having such appearance is to remind drivers and owners of vehicles that the law does not rest and is alive 24hours a day,” said Tuinaceva in a statement.

Most of these offenders were between the age of 25 to 58 years, with suspensions in between a period of 3 months as the minimum and 2 years as the maximum.

 “It is also surprising to note that drivers even at the young age of 21 years and as old as 58 years are in this category of offenders and it is really a concern to the Authority.”

The LTA was asked by the Traffic Police to quickly act upon these offenders driving licence whilst they continue with their own necessary investigation on 11 of them.

From the 14 suspended licence 11 were PSV drivers while 3 were private licence holders.

The highest number of Traffic infringement from one of the offenders was 95 who was handed a suspension of 2 years.

All offenders have been given 14 days to make an appeal to the board.

By Ropate Valemei
 

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