The Land Transport Authority is concerned with the increasing number of road accidents in the past few weeks and is advising all motorists to take extra care on our roads.
LTA Chairman Vijay Maharaj says that drivers not adhering to the road rules are the major attributing factors of the road accidents this year.
Maharaj has reminded all motorists to ensure that they drive with courtesy at all times and within the road rules.
According to LTA, the current road death toll stands at 47 compared to 41 for the same period last year.
Maharaj says it is also sad to note that some drivers continue to drive under the influence of alcohol which is a great risk not only to the drivers but other road users as well.
Maharaj further says LTA on the same note does not condone any corrupt practices, especially in acquiring of drivers license by soliciting money to driving instructors or driving examiners.
He adds those who are caught in any such situations will be referred to Police or FICAC for criminal prosecution.
Members of the public are reminded that persons who give money in the form of a bribe either to any LTA official or to any other person is also criminally culpable and can be charged for a criminal offence.
Members of the public and all LTA customers are advised to come forward with the details of any alleged corrupt practices and help LTA eradicate any form of corrupt practices from the transport industry at large.
People can call their nearest LTA office or text on 582 for any complaint regarding unsafe driving practices on our roads.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.