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Cane carters' caution

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, July 20, 2014

THE importance placed on sugar cane because of its significance to the national and northern economy will not mean a drop in safety standards on our roads.

LTA regional manager North Neil Eyre has again sounded a strong warning to cane lorry drivers in the North to refrain from overloading their trucks.

Mr Eyre said they had started monitoring the situation on the roads for the past two weeks. He said they were also working closely with the Labasa Cane Growers Association for an awareness program with cane truck drivers in the North soon.

"Despite our plea in the past, cane trucks continue to get overturned on our roads because of their heavy loads.

"Drivers must remember that safety of other road users is paramount to us and we will up our operation tempo if we have to," Mr Eyre said. "We have been warning people that the standard size of cane loads on trucks is 3.2 metres (in height) and not more than that."

He said they would strictly monitor trucks as scattered cane from overturned trucks had also affected traffic flow.

"Drivers are well aware of these standard requirements and we are pleading with them once again to please value their lives and that of other road users."








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