There will be 24/7 operations on the roads by the Land Transport Authority and the Police as LTA has reintroduced the 24/7 operations and officers are working on three shifts.
This has been highlighted by Acting Chief Executive Officer for LTA Irimaia Rokosawa during fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan when questioned on the non-visibility of LTA officers on the roads.
Rokosawa says there was less LTA visibility on the roads as they did not have enough budget allocated by the previous government and could not pay their officers.
He says all fees and fines collected by the LTA are deposited to the government fund accounts.
Rokosawa says no revenue is kept with the LTA and their operations are funded through the operating budget on an annual basis.
The Acting CEO further says with around a $2 million increase in their budget by the government this year, they will be able to re-strategise and work within their given resources.
Rokosawa says this is to ensure that they solve the issues of road fatalities and carry out their functions well through enforcement regulating, customer service and road safety measures.
He says there are 72 road fatalities recorded this year compared to 38 in the same period last year and 68 major road accidents compared to 36 last year which is mainly caused by speeding and drunk driving.
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