Fiji Time: 1:02 AM on Saturday 7 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Drivers to face the law

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DRIVERS who have a habit of talking on the mobile phone while driving should think twice.

The warning from the LTA follows the continuous ignorance of drivers in Suva to refrain from the use of mobile phones while behind the wheel. Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the last few weeks had been on education mainly.

However, he said, it was time they enforced the law on drivers who continued to ignore the law.

"The fixed penalty for this is $100 to $500 fine and we hope to book a minimum of 10 drivers per day, especially those who continue to ignore the law," Mr Sokia said.

"We have had this awareness for the last couple of weeks and the focus was on education and encouragement, however, it is time to act and hold these drivers accountable.

"It's very important for drivers to note that we work according to their traffic infringement notices and those exceeding their limit will have their driving licence suspended."

Mr Sokia said since the launch of the campaign earlier this month, many drivers had responded to it.

But he said there was still a handful who failed to adhere to simple road rules and it was time they faced the full weight of the law. The campaign will move to the West next week before heading over to the North in the coming weeks.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62330.6043
JPY 52.617749.6177
GBP 0.33390.3259
EUR 0.42480.4128
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.65270.6277
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 6th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Chaudhry: There is no reform
  2. FNPF worker sacked
  3. Jasa chases dream
  4. Police probe body find
  5. Mixed reactions
  6. $4M STOCKPILE: Exports from Bua stagnant
  7. Homes for villagers
  8. Resort an attraction
  9. Fire demolishes 4-bedroom house
  10. Call for sugar talks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Identity theft Thursday (05 May)
  8. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  9. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)