AS A proactive measure to track down drivers who have the habit of speeding, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will increase their visibility on roads through static speed cameras.
The static speed cameras will be placed at locations virtually prone to accidents or black spots.
Authority spokesman Alfred Wiliame said the cameras would capture all offenders and harsher penalties would be imposed on them.
"These black spots are known to be areas where drivers have a tendency to speed in order to catch time and that is a high risk which poses great danger to themselves and the passengers," Mr Wiliame said.
He said the black spots were usually long stretches on roads where drivers took advantage not realising the dangerous implication it had on others.
"Speeding is the number one killer on the roads and 90 to 95 per cent of bookings come from just speeding alone and in every month there are more than 2000 drivers who discard these laws and get booked," Mr Wiliame said.
He said the authority had identified that most of those speeding areas were between the Sigatoka and Ba corridor.
"There will be more cameras along these areas to assist in reducing this unnecessary speeding behaviour. The new legislation governing these speed cameras will warrant vehicle owners to be more responsible in ensuring safety while driving.
"The offence will be against the owners of vehicles capturing the number plate irrespective whoever drives the vehicle."
Meanwhile, other offences that the camera captures are seat belts, mobile usage which is a common offence by drivers.
"During a recent operation using the speed cameras showed that within 45 minutes, the camera captured 100 offenders at a 50 speed limit zone.
"The highest speed captured was a vehicle travelling at 110 km/hr," Mr Wiliame said.