157 Fijians die due to speeding in past five years
May 21, 2019 5:01 pm
More than one-hundred and fifty Fijians have died due to speeding in the last five years which has forced the Land Transport Authority to step up its enforcement activity.
LTA is now installing Automatic number Plate Recognition speed cameras.
Chief Executive Samuel Simpson says this will mean that the chances of drivers caught speeding will now increase substantially.
“One of the most effective ways of doing that with Automatic number Plate Recognition camera system that we have so we have decided to effectively double the number of cameras that will go live in the month of June.”
Simpson adds if drivers exceed the speed limit they will be issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice which must be paid in full within 90 days of the date of offence.
Payments after 90 days are subject to a 50% late payment fee which is added to the original fine.
The chief executive states if TINS are not paid in full then all LTA transactions such as wheel tax, roadworthiness, driving license, vehicle sale and transfer are blocked.