OIL leakage was the common defect found in buses during the inspection period conducted by the LTA, police and NFA in Labasa.
LTA regional manager North Isoa Tawakevou said some bus companies had been given a certain period of time to fix the leakage problem.
"Other than that, the bus companies have complied well with our requirements attending to all necessary repairs highlighted to them during the inspection period," Mr Tawakevou said.
"The joint inspection has been a success and owners of bus companies have co-operated with us, which is positive.
"And this is important because we don't want any accidents happening.
"The lives of people cannot be replaced and so we need to ensure safety on these buses."
Mr Tawakevou said while they had given time for the bus companies to comply with certain requirements, the team had also considered not interfering with the bus schedules.
"We ensure that the bus routine does not get affected at the same time because these bus companies have a commitment to the public. The team would move to Savusavu next week to continue with inspection.
"From Savusavu, we will move to Taveuni to inspect the buses there. It is important for us to inspect the buses and ensure it is safe for the travelling public."