THE Land Transport Authority is seeking assistance from the Fiji Police Force and the National Fire Authority in its bid to see a safer Diwali for motorists and pedestrians in the country.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said in a statement that in the past motorists had raised their concerns with the authority on how members of the public targeted their vehicles by throwing firecrackers onto the roads or towards their vehicles.
"We would like to ask the public to be more cautious and careful while using these firecrackers," he said.
"It poses a high risk of danger to vehicles that may cause an explosion if it hits the vehicle fuel tank and the bonnet compartment."
Mr Tuinaceva said members of the public should be mindful of other road users and to be careful while lighting fire crackers during the festival of lights.
"We would like to state that while we celebrate the festival of lights, we must also take precautionary measures.
"We request that all these firecrackers whether big or small to be used wisely instead of throwing them onto the roads."