THE Land Transport Authority has issued a stern warning against the unnecessary use of equipment such as cones, ropes and drums to act as road humps, particularly in villages, settlements and peri-urban areas.
Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said this was becoming a major concern not only in Vanua Levu but throughout the country.
"Some people might do this to control speeding but we want to remind them that this is illegal," he said.
"There are proper channels to follow in order for the responsible authorities to address this issue.
"Some people want to take the law into their own hands but we are stressing that such actions are illegal.
"This is not allowed because it can somehow slow the flow of traffic and also breach the traffic management system. It could also enhance accidents."
Mr Sokia said people could be penalised if they were found installing the equipment without the consent of the authorities.
"We only use cones or drums for that matter, for special operations only and nowhere else.
"We are appealing to members of the public to refrain from doing such things because it will only get them in trouble."