Students warned not to wave flags and rock buses during sporting events

Students warned not to wave flags and rock buses during sporting events

By Mikaele Liga
Friday 12/04/2024
Source : Land Transport Authority of Fiji

Student passengers are once again being warned not to wave flags from moving buses and vehicles, as this poses risk to buses, vehicles and road users during major school sporting events that are currently being held across the country.

The Land Transport Authority is warning all students to adhere strictly to road safety measures and traffic laws.

LTA Chief Executive Officer Irimaia Rokosawa says these acts will not be tolerated by the authorities and they will take action on students and the schools involved in these behaviour.

He stresses that unruly behaviors are not only against the law but, it also endangers the lives of passengers, pedestrians and drivers alike.

Road Safety and Education Manager Watilala Fonu says students found to be engaged in such unruly behaviors would be directed to exit the bus by LTA’s enforcement team as well as the Police, with their flags being confiscated.

She says bus operators are also encouraging drivers not to tolerate unruly behaviour or play loud music, and to seek the assistance of the Police or LTA should the students continue to disregard road safety measures.

Rokosawa is calling on parents, guardians, and the school community to instill safety-conscious behaviour among students and encourage them to be responsible passengers in cars, buses, and mini buses.

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