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Crackdown on drivers for alcohol and kava use

December 5, 2012 4:02 am

There is a need for drivers to stay away from consuming drinks that affect their ability to drive safely on our roads says Land Transport Authority chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva.

And he has warned that the Authority will crackdown on drivers during this festive season.

“We are looking at this in a bigger picture. Everything that can distract the driver and affect their concentration on their roles whether it be alcohol, kava, music or mobile phones, these are areas we will be targeting during this festive season. We are trying to get drivers to understand and adhere to the law for their own safety.”

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Tuinaceva adds they’re concerned about carrier drivers in rural areas being forced to consume kava while attending functions.

“This is something that is not new to all households. Kava consumption is a must at every function. People should try and be careful especially to drivers to ensure that they have enough rest and to avoid driving if fatigued as serious accidents have occurred in the past.”

Tuinaceva says there’ll be an operation tomorrow which will end on the 31st and all the staff have been directed not to take their leave so that they’re involved in the operation.

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