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LTA suspends habitual offenders' licences

By SALASEINI MOCEIWAI
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Update: 2:44PM THE Land Transport Authority has suspended 14 driver's licences from the 20 cases of habitual offenders recorded so far up North this year.

Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva told this newspaper in Labasa this morning that the suspension period ranged from six months to one year.

"The other six drivers received their final warnings," Mr Tuinaceva said.

"We have just completed a session with the drivers that are reported to be habitual offenders.

"This is a short course process whereby we summon these drivers to come and explain to the authority the reasons why we shouldn't suspend, cancel or validate their licences as they have been identified as habitual offenders.

"The cases that came before me this morning are of drivers who have been booked several times, some of whom have been booked 50 times. The authority views this as a very serious issue that needs extra attention.

"Some drivers attitudes are getting worse and the authority wishes to send out a strong message that we won't be tolerating this."