Saturday, May 25, 2024
601 ad

LTA to tighten noose on traffic operations

The Land Transport Authority says it will strengthen traffic laws as trends show that more road fatalities occur during the mid-year period.

In a statement, Acting Chief Executive Irimaia Rokosawa said the LTA will maintain its inter-agency collaborations with the Fiji Police Force to target offenses related to bad driving behavior.

He said an analysis of the past five years done by the LTA shows an upsurge in fatalities in the middle of the year.

He says rather than waiting for the festive season, they need to re-strategize their resources to carry out similar operations as they did during the Easter long weekend.

“Rather than waiting for the end of the calendar year, probably it’s a bit too late and that’s why we are very thankful that this was a successful operation with the Fiji Police, and this is the starting of the mid-year operations.”

Rokosawa said while there has been a reduction in fatalities this year, it is too early to be optimistic.

Rokosawa said that: “Last year, having 78 as the fatality numbers, that’s quite high. Right now, like I said, we are managing. The numbers are at a very minimal level, like I said, in terms of a 33 percent reduction, but honestly speaking, there’s still room to improve further.”

The LTA together with the Fiji Police Force is also coming down hard on illegal operations as this has been leading to unnecessary incidences.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

MORE FROM FIJILIVE

Drake purchases $15m Dos Brisas ran...

Drake is the latest rap icon that can proudly say he's a Texan afte...

Ministry enhances agricultural exte...

The Ministry of Sugar is enhancing agricultural extension services ...

NTC to take over waste collection s...

Talks are underway for the Nasinu Town Council (NTC) to take over i...

FijiFirst, NFP MPs voted against sa...

Three FijiFirst and four National Federation Party Members of Parli...
Fijilive Ad

trending

error: