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LTA warns drivers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, July 17, 2014

DRIVERS can be fined if debris and other-related substances are not removed from their vehicle trunks while travelling on a public street.

This is part of the traffic regulation 2000 that was communicated to stakeholders during a meeting in Labasa early this week.

LTA's team leader enforcement northern Emosi Caniogo said the regulation was to ensure that debris or substances from vehicle trunks were cleared.

"We have been monitoring the movement of trucks and a few have had to pay $25 because they failed to clean the trunks of their vehicles after off-loading cane or logs for that matter," he said.

"The regulation's section 67 (1) states that no person may allow a vehicle while in use on a public street to deposit oil, mud or any other substance or debris which is likely to cause an accident or injury to any person or property.

"If it's established that the condition of a public street was the cause of the substance or debris being deposited, the regulation won't be applied."

The regulation also states that a person may enter into an agreement acceptable to the highway authority for the removal of any substances or debris.

"Also, a person who fails to fulfil the requirement of an agreement to remove substances or debris commits an offence.

"We will work with the drivers to inform them of such regulations so they are able to clean their trunks after off-loading materials such as logs and cane."


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