LTA not hesitant to cancel driving licences
June 27, 2019 5:56 am
The Land Transport Authority recently initiated show cause meetings in Lautoka and Suva with many drivers losing their driving licences.
Some of which were taxi, minibus and bus drivers.
A number of driving licences were cancelled, suspended and some had conditions placed on them.
The Authority says it will not hesitate to cancel driving licences of medium to high risk drivers.
In the final year of the “Decade of Road Safety” – the Authority is resolute in taking away the driving licences of people who disregard road safety messages.
Recent enhancements to the LTA IT system which manages the driving licence database will automatically flag up drivers who are medium and high risk to the authority for regulatory action.
Examples of safety related driving offences are exceeding speed limits, dangerous or careless driving, driving while using a mobile phone, failing to wear a seat belt, driving while under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs and driving a PSV when not entitled.
Some drivers have also failed to attend the show cause meetings without notifying the authority of a legitimate reason for doing so.
Their LTA accounts have been frozen meaning they will not be able to carry out any transactions with the authority such as road worthiness and vehicle transfers.
The show cause meetings will continue across Fiji in the coming weeks.