Authority calls for public support

THE Land Transport Authority has only 48 authorised enforcement officers in the country.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said because of the lack of manpower in enforcing road safety laws, it encouraged public participation and co-operation from other enforcement agencies.

“If you look at the numbers, it is impossible to cover the whole country with only 48 enforcement officers,” Mr Sokia said.

“This is why we need all the help that we can get to ensure that our road users are following road safety rules.”

He said joint traffic operations with the Fiji Police Force have been a welcome collaboration.

“Working with the police and volunteers like our road marshals are one of the reasons we have been able to decrease the number of traffic offences.

“But to cover the whole of the country is a very hard task to accomplish, which is why we always encourage public involvement.”