THE Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is looking at a wide range of solutions to counter speeding apart from the usage of road humps that is a common sight around the country.
"We are currently looking at how we can develop solutions that don't include road humps as these have other safety and vehicle operating concerns," FRA spokesman Mike Rudge said.
"Road humps often cause damage to vehicles and some drivers even lose control of their vehicles when they come into contact with road humps, it is also a health risk for passengers causing back pain and other ailments due to vehicle contact with humps," he said.
Mr Rudge was responding to concerns raised by villagers of Lomaloma between Savusavu and Seaqaqa highway regarding the construction of humps to deter speeding vehicles travelling through the village.
"We have a program to complete four to five "village treatments" a year from next year on," he said.
"I have asked that once the planned improvements at the Lomaloma slip are completed, we proceed with an appropriate treatment for the village and this would most likely be early next year.
"The reason for the delay is because the slip remediation may involve some minor realignment at the Savusavu side of the village," he added.
Mr Rudge said costs of the village treatment would be between $30,000 to $50,000.
Village headman Mikaele Leweniqila earlier said they were concerned about the safety of villagers as they crossed the stretch in front of the village every day.