THE national speed limit will not be increased because of deteriorating road conditions that need immediate attention.
Fiji Roads Authority manager change Mike Rudge said until the road conditions, road signs and other delineation were consistent and were sending reliable signals to the drivers, only then would the FRA consider increasing the national speed limit.
"Until we stop seeing drivers swerve into opposing lanes or brake suddenly to avoid potholes then it would be unwise to increase the speed limit," he said.
"Another key factor in Fiji is the amount of pedestrian traffic at night in rural areas. All these factors are vital in any decision to increase speed limit," Mr Rudge said.
He said the state of the roads in the country was such that it would take time to get to a point where the national speed limit would be increased.
As of January 1 next year, all municipal, provincial roads and jetties will be under the responsibility of the FRA.
He said there were plans in the pipeline to start the road repairs with tar sealing of all Fiji roads. There have been calls for a review of the country's speed limits from stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will also be holding meetings with FRA from next year regarding the review of the national speed limit.