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Seek approval first

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, December 10, 2012

WORK done on roads whether directly or indirectly will require proper temporary traffic management approval warns the Land Transport Authority.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said for many years, temporary traffic management had been an issue of non-compliance in terms of safety.

"Most of the activities carried out on the road were not managed in the proper safety standard," he said.

"This is pursuant to Regulation 53 of the Land Transport Traffic Regulation 2000 whereby a person who undertakes work on a public street must comply with the proper code of practice or any other conditions stipulated by LTA or the highway authority," he added. He said they were in the process of educating the public that activities done on the road were to be managed in a proper standard.

"The code determines the number of signages and cautionary advises to be placed on the road at a given distance allowing ample time for motorists to be warned on any hazard that's ahead," he said

"At present certain utility service agencies working on the road stop their vehicle, place cones without any proper signage and work exposing their workers to extreme dangerous situations," he said.