THE traffic light system in Fiji is antiquated and no longer fit for its purpose.
That is the revelation made by the newly established Fiji Roads Authority which will soon undertake a comprehensive study to address the issue.
Authority CEO Neil Cook said through the study they would decide which signals would be needed.
"We need to decide the new signalised intersections and which ones to be at roundabouts," he said.
Mr Cook said they needed to look at traffic flow, particularly through central Suva, and determine the best way traffic could flow efficiently.
And when new systems are in place, the authority will work behind the scenes to see how those systems would be controlled.
Mr Cook highlighted that road signage across Fiji also need improvements.
"We need consistent signage throughout the year so motorists know what is expected of them and in particular for tourists to understand how fast they are and where they should be on the road," he said.
He said proper signage was a priority and also a cheap way to control driver behaviour.
Mr Cook said over the next few years Fiji roads would be of international standard.