Fiji Time: 12:08 AM on Wednesday 28 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."

* Editorial comment: Page 8








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 0.65420.6352
JPY 50.302747.3027
GBP 0.38000.3720
EUR 0.43940.4274
NZD 0.68690.6539
AUD 0.65110.6261
USD 0.49660.4796

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rugby death
  2. Double trouble
  3. Aussies wary of Fijians
  4. PM attacks NFP
  5. Focus on iTaukei
  6. Pastor guilty of rape
  7. Locally-produced movie set to hit the big screens
  8. Ministry eyes foreign doctor recruitment
  9. Prove claims, MWH told
  10. Families without lots

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. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  6. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  9. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  10. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)