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40 put off road

Shayal Devi
Monday, June 02, 2014

FORTY drivers from the Western Division have had their licences suspended last week by the Land Transport Authority for unprofessional behaviour and attitude problems.

And the LTA said 60 more licences were expected to be cancelled when the showcase moves to the Central Division in two weeks.

LTA CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said LTA was sending out a stern warning to motorists to change their driving attitude or lose their driving licence.

"The 60 Central Division based drivers have accumulated over 30 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINS) and have been summoned under the new 30 TINS show cause policy," he said.

"The LTA board will conduct the showcase and will also suspend drivers' licences. LTA's latest action has taken the total number of driving licences suspended to about 100 so far and these are all West based. More than 50 licences have been suspended in the first quarter of 2014."

He said LTA was fed up with the attitude of drivers who had a careless mind-set while behind the wheel.

"It's simply an attitude problem. Drivers simply do not know how to behave while behind the wheels — speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence of liquor, careless driving, talking on mobile whilst driving, failure to obey double lane marking and the whole lists of traffic violation committed are an indication of attitude problem.

"LTA simply classifies them as bad drivers. They are dangerous, notorious and are unfit to be on the road."

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