The Land Transport Authority enforcement teams have issued Defect Orders to a total of 279 buses nationwide in 2017.
Land Transport Authority Board Chairman Vijay Maharaj has stressed that LTA will need the public’s assistance to report traffic offenders, defective vehicles, smoke emission and other issues to the Authority.
This comes after LegendFM News had raised the issue of Public Service Vehicles that have defects that affect the safety of the Public after the passing of vehicles.
It has been noticed that some buses have broken seats and windows and this makes it difficult for the public to travel in these buses.
Maharaj says LTA does carry out roadside spot checks but it is mostly to monitor defect issues.
These issues vary from defective tyres, extra coloured lights, dark tint, defective lamps, emission of visible smoke, defective horn and oil leakage.
When questioned by Fijivillage on what LTA is doing to minimize these offenses, Maharaj says that apart from spot checks, the Authority is also conducting fleet audits to monitor the condition of the buses.
He says defective buses are issued with defect order notices to repair their buses.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.