61 TINS issued for overloading on average every month: LTA
May 25, 2019 7:41 am
The Land Transport Authority has revealed that around 61 traffic infringement notices have been issued per month to drivers who were caught overloading their vehicles.
Chief Executive Samuel Simpson told FBC News that 306 TINs have been issued so far for the first five months of this year.
Simpson says overloaded vehicles have also contributed to the deteriorating conditions of our roads.
“We don’t want to be issuing TINS, we want the haulage community to abide by the regulation and by abiding by the regulations they are helping preserve the national infrastructure of bridges, jetties roads etc. These roads are hugely expensive to maintain and bridges are very expensive to replace. They cannot be replaced overnight.”
Simpson says there will now be increased surveillance in rural and remote areas.
“Just recently we commissioned a mobile enforcement and compliance vehicle which is equipped with mobile weigh pads which we will be deploying in some of the remote areas where we know that there is considerable trucking activities often carried out in the early hours of the morning. Our intelligence suggests that happening and we will be going after those people who are engaged in this illegal activity.”
The LTA says they’re also looking at other technologies to assist with the enforcement of overloaded vehicles.