LTA cracks down on illegal operations
February 4, 2019 4:45 pm
LTA Chief Executive, Samuel Simpson
The Land Transport Authority has impounded fifty-six motor vehicles engaged in illegal operations.
The operation which began last month has led to this impounding.
Just over the weekend the enforcement officers in Suva seized eighteen private cars which has taxi meters installed in them illegally and operated as unauthorised taxis.
Chief executive, Samuel Simpson while raising his concerns warned motorists to refrain from illegal operations.
“Illegal operation is part of our enforcement activity. We do look at illegal operators, we do go after them and we will prosecute them.”
Simpson says they are concerned with the manipulation of taxi meters in the private vehicles and have begun an investigation together with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service in relation to non-payment of tax on illegal earnings.
Five out of the 56 vehicles impounded contravene License Rental registration while 51 were private vehicles.