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Increase in new vehicles

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 03, 2014

A TOTAL of 884 brand new vehicles were registered by the LTA in the first quarter of this year.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the authority also registered 1343 second-hand vehicles in the same period.

"The authority has set a target to register around 9000 vehicles this year," he said.

"The opening of more authorised motor vehicle dealer (AMVD) in the first quarter too has resulted in the high number of second-hand vehicles being registered.

"The authority has also certified and authorised four more new AMVD in the first quarter and renewed the licence of an existing AMVD."

He said in the first quarter, 2516 learners permit applicants were registered with about 3000 more people expected to undergo driving lessons.

"It's been observed people want to utilise their driving licence and while many may find driving job opportunities, some prefer the opportunity to buy their own vehicle.

"The authority also notes that around 17,653 driving licence holders have come in to renew their driver licence in the first quarter.

"The authority has a target to renew 66,000 drivers' licences this year."

Meanwhile, the road marshals also issued a warning to those with expired wheel tax or third party permits.

"We are advising motorists to follow the usual procedure which is legally binding if they face technical or financial problem that may avoid motorists from renewing their third party."

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