THE Fiji Police Force has reminded people that sitting in the tray of four-wheel drive vehicles is against the law.
And all police and government vehicles are also not allowed to carry passengers in the back tray of four-wheel drive vehicles.
Police media liaison officer Ana Naisoro said despite repeated warnings and advisories, people were still seen sitting in the trays of four-wheel drive vehicles.
She said it "is a serious safety issue".
It was a worrying trend which she said was prevalent on Fiji roads and reminded drivers not to put the lives of their passengers at risk.
"What drivers must realise is that not only is it an offence but lives are being put at risk and in the event of a motor vehicle accident, the outcome would be disastrous," said Ms Naisoro.
"Traffic officers have been instructed to monitor this practice and any driver found not following the laws in regards to this will have to face the consequences.
"On the same note, members of the public are being requested to call and report any police or government vehicle that is seen with people sitting in the back tray of the vehicles as they are also subject to the consequences of breaking the law."
Ms Naisoro said if people do come across instances where police are found to be breaching road rules, they could report the vehicle number plate, time and location of the breach.
"We are focused on ensuring road rules are adhered to by everyone and there is no exception as both the police and the Land Transport Authority continue to ensure that drivers who continuously disregard the law and risk the safety of others are made accountable for their actions," she said.