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LTA concerned with drivers attitude

June 22, 2018 10:39 pm

Land Transport Authority Board chair, Vijay Maharaj, says road safety officers are on the roads to create “safer roads”.

His comments come in light of concerns raised about LTA operations being carried out during peak traffic hours.

Maharaj says the LTA has noted an increase in accidents during peak traffic hours due to drivers not following road markings and signs.

He says for instance, if a driver is going straight at a roundabout or intending to turn right they use the lane that is dedicated for turning left to beat the long line.

Maharaj says such practices can lead to catastrophic consequences which the LTA is trying to curb.

He adds this practice is not only common at major roundabouts but also at junctions.

Furthermore, Maharaj says according to figures released by the Police Force majority of the fatalities recorded are between 5am to 8am and 5pm to 8pm