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Hunt for 'ignorant drivers'

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, March 07, 2014

MORE than 100 drivers in Suva have been booked in the past two weeks for using mobile phones while behind the wheel.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said despite warnings and continued enforcement, drivers continue to ignore this road rule.

"The hunt for these ignorant drivers continues," Mr Sokia said.

"For the past two weeks, 140 drivers were booked and we will continue to monitor and book those who disobey these rules.

"It's sad that drivers fail to adhere to these basic rules, so all we will now do is book them so they can learn from their mistakes."

Mr Sokia said that between 60 and 70 drivers were booked in the first week in Suva. The booking was part of the Triple E campaign launched earlier this month.

"For the last three weeks, we concentrated on education and encouragement and we have started the actual booking this week.

"In the operation itself, we are tasked to book at least 10 drivers in a day.

"This doesn't include other daily operations by LTA officials and the police, there could be more."

Mr Sokia said enforcement was a result of concerted efforts by LTA officers and road marshals who have been working since the launch of the Triple E campaign.








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