Footpaths are for pedestrians not for parking: LTA
September 19, 2019 12:49 pm
The Land Transport Authority is reminding drivers not to park on footpaths.
In a statement, the LTA says when you park your vehicle on a footpath you are denying the pedestrian their space to walk in safety.
LTA CEO, Samuel Simpson says it is anti-social to park on the footpath, in addition, it is also an offence which will result in a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) being issued.
Additionally, he says, motorists also face the prospect of a bill from the Fiji Roads Authority for damaging essential highway infrastructure.
Mounting the footpath Simpson says with a vehicle damages the kerbs and the excessive weight of a vehicle on the footpath damages the surface.
The LTA CEO is also urging members of the community to contact the LTA on [email protected] to notify the Authority of drivers who are inconsiderate, selfish and damaging the national highway infrastructure.