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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.

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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.

 

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