Fiji Time: 10:21 AM on Wednesday 28 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

LTA addresses road deaths

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, April 07, 2014

ROAD safety in the school curriculum, increasing the number of billboards at traffic hot spots and door-to-door visits by road marshals are some of the measures being undertaken by LTA to increase safety on roads.

Spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the recent spate of road deaths was cause for concern and the LTA was working on a number of strategies to curb fatalities.

"We have tried everything to educate people about being safe and being responsible on our roads but it seems like people are not getting the message," he said.

"So, we are now in the process of developing a road safety syllabus which will develop a younger generation who will be more receptive to road safety."

Mr Sokia said people continued to defy road regulations despite the continuing awareness campaigns.

"It has been very difficult to change people's mind-set.

"Motorists continue to stop and turn wherever and whenever they want with total disregard for road safety, the safety of pedestrians and passenger safety as well."

Mr Sokia said the LTA was also stepping up visibility by increasing the number of snap checkpoints being carried out across the division.








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 0.65410.6351
JPY 50.416947.4169
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.64930.6243
USD 0.49730.4803

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Thugs invade homes
  2. Bainimarama withdraws remark
  3. PM lodges complaint against MP
  4. Court sends rapist to jail
  5. Minister confident in new job
  6. Rise 'justified'
  7. Residents fall
  8. Villagers plead for proper crossing
  9. MSAF allays fears
  10. Order paper

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)