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No more, says LTA

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, September 04, 2014

THE LTA has so far this year suspended more than 100 driving licences and terminated 20 as a result of reckless driving.

As a result, the authority has placed a zero policy on speeding drivers in its latest bid to control road fatal accidents.

Authority spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the enforcement arm of the LTA had been directed to execute the law against speeding and reckless drivers.

"No warning or advice will be given to reckless drivers driving behaviour is becoming the number one cause of accidents and the number one killer on our roads," he said.

"We must remove these bad drivers from the roads. They need a custodial penalty to bring about some control on speeding."

"We have had some very innocent people dying on the roads and these are those that go about doing their daily business but, unfortunately, have become road victims because of some reckless driving attitude."

Mr Sokia said the authority recorded 34 deaths this year.

"Statistics don't lie — we have recorded 34 people who have died on our roads so far this year, 18 of whom were passengers and nine were drivers.

"This speaks volumes on the attitude of drivers who simply have no regard for others."

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