A TOTAL of 1600 drivers were booked for various traffic infringements in only 14 days of police's Operation Blitz in the Western Division.
Of these infringements, speeding topped the list with 885 bookings followed by 332 drivers operating illegally.
Others include 156 drivers booked for careless driving, 43 drivers booked for seatbelt offences, 15 for driving without a licence and 169 for other offences.
The alarming figures have sparked a warning by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) they will immediately suspend and or cancel driving licences of "dangerous drivers".
"Last night alone, we took in 10 drivers who were allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol," police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said.
She said a driver was arrested on Saturday night after he failed a breathalyser test and tried to run away from traffic officers.
She said speeding and drunk driving cases seemed to be topping the list of traffic offenders.
"The emotional and physical impact an accident causes is insurmountable and people still don't realise the consequences of getting behind the wheels when their judgement is affected by alcohol," she said.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said those who continued to break the law would have their licence suspended or cancelled if they did not change their attitude.
"I am disappointed with the way some drivers treat their driving licences. One must realise that the driving licence is a property issued by government," Mr Tuinaceva said.
"We must show respect to what is issued to us and for the reason of its primary purposes.
"Drivers who have notorious attitude are the most dangerous drivers on the road today. They have not shown any fear in terms of respect to the law."
He referred to a case where a 32-year-old offender from Tailevu violated the traffic law 98 times with 15 of those on speeding.
He said the high number of booking against the man indicated there was no safety conscious and positive attitude, and showed no fear for any thing. His licence was suspended for two years.
"We want our roads to be safe and drivers must respect that.
"Everyone should feel safe while travelling. Because there are notorious attitude drivers on our roads, it becomes very scary and dangerous to just think about it," he said.
Mr Tuinaceva was disappointed with the system, saying the LTA officers who were to provide effective monitoring, did not notice the severity of the case while processing the renewal.
"I am just not happy as to how this driving licence was renewed. This is a reflection of a driver who thinks he is above the law and that he can renew his licence by taking advantage of the system's loopholes that had allowed for the renewal. We will redress our process and implement a new one that should eliminate this."
Mr Tuinaceva said they were now working to improve their system to pick out habitual road rule offenders.