Fiji Time: 8:35 PM on Thursday 5 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

LTA warns dealer

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

AUTHORISED motor vehicle dealers (AMVD) should work within the law.

This warning follows the seizure and impounding of six vehicles by the Land Transport Authority for breaching the system and procedures of vehicle registration.

Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia confirmed the vehicles belonged to a Suva-based AMVD and were in breach of the law because of a failure to affix proper trade plate regulation, careless driving and driving without a driver's licence.

"We would like to send out a strong warning to all AMVD to work within the confines of the law. It is simply bad business dealings and the LTA will be vigilant on this area," Mr Sokia said.

He said: "We would like to remind other AMVD to follow the system and procedures that are in place and don't try and beat the system, if you are required to pay something at LTA, please do so, or wherever.

"We are concerned because the vehicles were on the road without any number plates, let alone a trade plate, no permission-to-drive document and one of the drivers had no driving licence," Mr Sokia said.

"That is a serious matter and is totally unacceptable."

It is believed the six vehicles were driven recklessly and were spotted along Raiwasa Rd.

The caller who informed the authority also observed that all the vehicles had no number plates and were travelling at night to avoid being spotted by the authority.

All six cars were being driven to the AMVD yard at Vesida, Nasinu when they were stopped by the LTA.

Mr Sokia said the company in question had been officially given a warning letter to refrain from such activities or have its AMVD licence terminated.








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 0.62450.6055
JPY 52.529149.5291
GBP 0.33360.3256
EUR 0.42190.4099
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48670.4697

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Identity theft
  2. 10-year search
  3. Raj hits out at Kepa
  4. Rawaca out
  5. Help from Indonesia
  6. Inmate numbers
  7. 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu
  8. Police officers leave for South Sudan
  9. HIV/AIDS outreach
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Identity theft Thursday (05 May)