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Defective vehicle a 'menance'

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, November 12, 2012

THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) has voiced its concerns on the continuous break down of vehicles on the roads which pose a great threat to other motorists.

Chief executive officer, Naisa Tuinaceva says vehicles that break down on the roads will be given 15 to 20 minutes to be removed or get towed by the authority.

"These vehicles that continue to break down on our roads cause a great danger to other motorists and also to people and congestions during traffic hours," Mr Tuinaceva said.

"It has become an eye sore to see such vehicles that have problems such as fuel refilling, defective parts falling off, flat tyres to name a few," he said.

He said fuel refilling to vehicles on the road side was extremely dangerous because of the fume released which may lead to an explosion.

He said a stern warning was issued to all owners and drivers of buses, taxis including private vehicles to ensure they inspect their vehicles before departure.

He said they would be checking on defective vehicles that continued to be a menace on the roads.

"It is evident that majority of these vehicles are PSV vehicles.

"It shows that owners and drivers have not shown any extra obligation towards a consistent and sustainable transport system," Mr Tuinaceva said.