Fiji Time: 5:58 AM on Thursday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Vehicle towing

Shalveen Chand
Monday, April 14, 2014

THE towing of illegally parked vehicles recommenced last week after the Commerce Commission and the Suva City Council reached an agreement.

The towing had been suspended after the commission laid down laws on towing.

Commission chair Dr Mahendra Reddy said certain procedures should be in place.

"The vehicle is somebody else's property. There should be signs indicating that it's a towing zone," said Dr Reddy.

"The fine, where it has been towed to and who to contact in case a vehicle is towed, should be clearly shown on the notice.

"Areas have to be identified, for example, there should be no towing from a parking zone. Only cars which are illegally parked should be subjected to towing."

He said the other issue regarding towing was the fine.

"Who gets to decide what the fine is. The municipality cannot go on charging high amounts after towing away."





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 0.61450.5955
JPY 59.248756.2487
GBP 0.30390.2959
EUR 0.42940.4174
NZD 0.71770.6847
AUD 0.65130.6263
USD 0.47710.4601

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Final goodbye
  2. Suspended teacher to explain
  3. $114m highway opens
  4. Prison overcrowding
  5. $20m early repayment
  6. Unequal income a challenge
  7. PM tells villagers to take advantage
  8. Family support drives Isaac to pursue career in music
  9. Child labour worry
  10. Team works on road improvement

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  2. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  3. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  4. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  5. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  7. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  8. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  10. Court date for minister Thursday (23 Jul)