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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.





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