A FORENSIC vehicle investigation unit has been developed by the LTA in an effort to expose causes of vehicle accidents on roads.
This is expected to result in the authorities ability to identify solutions that will anticipate accidents before they occur.
Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said this preventative measure was being undertaken to control or eliminate unnecessary fatal accidents.
"The concept is similar to that practised in developed countries around the world and the LTA is determined to implement it so there is some control mechanism available to prevent further unnecessary loss of lives on the road," Mr Tuinaceva said.
"The authority's standard and compliance division is taking a lead role in the implementation of the project and it's just a matter of time before we see this first-ever project working."
He said it would provide the right environment in which the authority could detect any faults and address them efficiently.
"The authority should be seen as the leader in the automotive industry, whether in engineering or forensic vehicle investigation — this is the way forward for LTA."
Additionally, Mr Tuinaceva said the authority would be able to determine the cause of accidents or in any case that may be referred to court.
"Part of the unit will include disassembly and inspection, computer diagnostics and analysis — including commercial vehicle computers (ECM), crash data retrieval (black box analysis) — CDR, ECM, and CAN, analysis of vehicle components, causal connection in crash cases, background research on subject vehicle, review and analysis of related investigative reports and operational testing.
"Once equipped with the relevant expertise and skills, the authority will be able to investigate all types of incidents including collisions involving cars, motorcycles, heavy goods and passenger vehicles and other specialist vehicles," he concluded.