THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) will beef up its presence on roads as the festive season approaches.
Authority spokesman Alfred Wiliame said LTA had allocated $10,000 for its festive season campaign which ensured 53 enforcement officers being deployed around Fiji.
Mr Wiliame said the operation would start on December 15 and people should expect more road marshals, enforcement officers and LTA patrol vehicles on the country's roads.
"During festive seasons there will be more mobility of people as they will be on holiday, attending functions and events," he said. "The authority wants to ensure that people enjoy their festive season but at the same time ensure that all road safety regulations are adhered to."
Mr Wiliame said the enforcement officers would be present on main highways, towns and cities to monitor the speed of vehicles, jaywalking, drink and drive issues and drug tests.
He said the motive of the campaign was not to disturb people as they celebrated but protect them so that simple mistakes did not result in tragedies.
Mr Wiliame said motorists and pedestrians were expected to co-operate with the authority and inform them if they saw anything that breached road rules. The campaign ends on January 15 next year.