Splashing water on drivers, vehicles and pedestrians is putting people’s lives at risk – LTA Acting CEO

Splashing water on drivers, vehicles and pedestrians is putting people’s lives at risk – LTA Acting CEO

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 29/12/2023
Source:Land Transport Authority

Acting Land Transport Authority CEO Irimaia Rokosawa says the dangerous and reckless behaviour of splashing water on vehicles, often witnessed during celebratory periods, poses a significant threat to road safety.

Rokosawa is calling on all Fijians to exercise caution and responsibility as this tradition of splashing water on vehicles, particularly during festive seasons, has unfortunately become synonymous with celebrations.

He says they are actively collaborating with the police through their joint enforcement operations to curb these dangerous and reckless roadside behaviours during the festive season.

He says the LTA is urging individuals to consider the potential consequences of their actions as such behaviour not only jeopardizes the safety of motorists, passengers and pedestrians, but may also lead to avoidable road traffic accidents, and in the worst-case scenario, result in fatalities on our roads.

The Acting CEO is calling on parents and guardians to be more attentive and vigilant regarding the activities of their children during this period.

He says as seen in the past, such irresponsible behaviours have often been attributed to children and youths, who engage in activities like splashing water and throwing small objects at passing vehicles.

The LTA emphasizes the importance of monitoring children’s whereabouts and activities at all times to prevent any involvement in dangerous roadside behaviours.

He says it is crucial to highlight that this activity is strictly prohibited, and the LTA strongly discouraged anyone from participating in such acts.

He adds refraining from dangerous activities such as splashing water on moving vehicles, we can collectively contribute to a safer and more enjoyable festive season for everyone.

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