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LTA tests on inclined roads

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 17, 2014

LTA has clarified that hand-brake testing of vehicles will always be conducted on inclined roads.

The authority's North manager Isoa Tawakevou said the tests are carried out on hills or steep roads to examine the strength of the vehicle's brakes.

Mr Tawakevou was responding to concerns raised by a Labasa taxidriver who believes that parking cars on a hill with passengers inside was unsafe — even during LTA inspection.

Sheikh Ibrahim said an LTA officer had stopped his taxi along the steep Korosomo Rd.

"I don't understand why they need to stop cars on this road because it can be dangerous for other vehicles using that stretch," he said.

"I was thinking about the safety of my passengers and how I was putting them at risk by stopping on that steep road."

He said he had no problem paying the fine but was concerned with the conduct of the LTA officer.

Mr Tawakevou reiterated the authority would always carry out tests on roads like Korosomo.

"The only way we can find out if a hand brake is working properly is if we test it on an incline or along a road that is on a hill."

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