NEWLY-INSTALLED speed and red light cameras around the country are capturing up to 60 motorist offences every 30 minutes, it has been revealed.
Land Transport Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the figures were shocking as the cameras were only on a trial basis at the moment. Mr Sokia said between the Suva and Nausori corridor, the cameras captured up to 700 offences in a day prompting the authority to issue a stern warning to drivers to be cautious of the law.
"The infringements are serious and the motorists should be cautious with the new cameras in place," he said.
Mr Sokia said the speed and red light cameras could identify up to four infringements at a particular time. He said LTA was in the process of getting approval from the Department of Weights and Measures before the cameras go live on the roads lawfully.
"This will take a few days. After the machines are certified, fines will be issued to offenders," he said. The fines for speeding and crossing the red lights range from $80 to $100 and up to $250 for a range of four infringements committed by one motorist.