THE Land Transport Authority is calling on members of the public to be extra cautious when using zebra crossings in an effort to control accidents.
The call follows concerns raised by some motorists in Vanua Levu on how some pedestrians treat the crossings as their own by crossing whenever they want to without even considering traffic.
Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said this was becoming a trend throughout the country.
"People don't even stop, listen and look before they cross," he said.
"The crossings are indeed meant for the pedestrians but its common sense for us to apply extra caution because the roads are also used by motorists.
"We have had a few mishaps whereby people just cross whenever they want to and not considering the fact that there are oncoming vehicles that suddenly stop and nearly hitting other vehicles in front of them."
Mr Sokia said it was important for people to be mindful of their movement when using the crossings.
"At least, be considerate and control unnecessary accidents from occurring.
"When you want to cross, please ensure that the crossings are safe and motorists know that you are trying to cross," Mr Sokia said.