THE Land Transport Authority will soon hold consultations with various stakeholders to table its intention of increasing Fiji's national maximum speed limit.
LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the authority had set up a committee to hold discussions on the initial idea of changing the national maximum speed limit.
"The committee will review and see whether the current speed limits are applicable," he said.
Mr Sokia said the speed limits would only change following vigorous consultations.
Meanwhile, Fiji Roads Authority revealed that the traffic light system in Fiji was antiquated and no longer fit for its purpose. The authority will soon undertake a comprehensive study to address the issue.
Authority chief executive officer Neil Cook said the study would determine which signals were 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. When new systems are in place, the authority will work behind the scenes to see how those systems will be controlled. Mr Cook said road signage across Fiji needed 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.