FIFTY-FIVE drivers throughout the country had their driving licences suspended by the Land Transport Authority in the past two weeks.
The suspension of the 55 driving licences within a two-week period has been a record for the authority.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said the suspension of the 55 licences were the result of an operation carried out by the authority.
Apart from suspending the drivers licences, the authority also deregistered seven vehicles in the country that were illegally operating as public service vehicles.
Mr Tuinaceva said the authority wanted to make the country's roads safe, thus the operation and the suspension of the drivers licences.
"There is no place for law breakers and we are committed to making the roads safer for everyone," he said.
He said 70 per cent of the 55 drivers who had their licences suspended were very young drivers. "They were habitual offenders for careless driving, being daring and not responsible on the roads, reckless driving, speeding and drunk driving."
Mr Tuinaceva warned that drivers who did not obey the road rules and committed traffic offences would be dealt with by the authority.