The Land Transport Authority is reiterating its advice to drivers to be mindful of road safety.
In a statement LTA says is deeply concerned with the number of road accident cases this year already as we approach the end of January 2019. A tragic event took place on Tuesday which resulted in a fatality involving a man and a bus in Nakasi.
It says the seriousness of this incident serves to remind road users that driving safely at all times is paramount.
LTA Chief Executive Officer Samuel Simpson is calling on all drivers to pay more attention to speed and always drive safely and never drive dangerously.
“It is sad to reflect that the advice given by the LTA is not being taken to heart by a small minority of drivers who put the lives of themselves and other road users at risk.
“Drivers are urged to be mindful of such important road safety tips; do not over speed on school zones, slow down your vehicle at school patrol signs, adhere to traffic signs, be mindful of children crossing at traffic lights and crossing signs on the road, watch out for children and pedestrian crossing the road from behind parked vehicles, and be alert at roundabout and intersections.
Simpson is also advising bus drivers to be cautious, especially when passengers are boarding or alighting from the bus.
Pedestrians are also advised to take extra care and adhere to road signs and use authorised crossing places as well being mindful of vehicles on the road to ensure their safety.
The LTA CEO is reminding drivers that the LTA will be enforcing the traffic law and will not hesitate to apply penalties where offenders are detected.
Simpson also conveyed the LTA’s deepest condolences to the grieving family of the Nakasi road accident victim.