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LTA collects $1.8 million worth of fines in overloading

July 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Over five-hundred traffic infringements worth one point eight million dollars were issued to heavy goods vehicle owners in the first half of this year.

However, the Land Transport Authority says there is a decrease in the number of bookings for overloading compared to the same period last year.

Board Chair Vijay Maharaj says more heavy goods vehicle owners are now complying with the LTA’s standard weight requirement.

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“The decrease in the bookings continue to show that the heavy vehicle owners are complying with the Regulations and as such this is a healthy sign in a bid to safeguard country’s road infrastructure and safety.”

Maharaj adds that the portable weighbridges acquired by LTA have been helpful as they can now do snap checks.

“Drivers are getting very smart because if you have a weighbridge at a fixed place they know exactly where it is and they will try and avoid it and wait for the right time to make a move so we have now invested a huge amount of money on potable weigh bridges so they are not static weighbridges, this can be taken anywhere.”

Maharaj adds vehicles carrying quarry loads topped the infringement list.

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