13 August 2018
The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is responsible for provision, installation and maintenance of speed control measures and all associated signage on public roads.
FRA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Moore says the Land Transport Authority (LTA) determines, imposes and enforces speed limits only through speed cameras on public roads and the FRA installs speed humps in areas where speeding could be a concern.
He said the FRA gives priority to installing speed humps outside schools, civic centers and on the entryway to villages on major highways.
“There is a detailed program of future works to ensure that this is rolled out across Fiji. FRA is currently working on installing speed humps at appropriate sites but this is dependent on resources and site investigation to determine matters such as daily traffic volume on a particular road where speed humps are required, the frequency of speeding incidents along that road, the risk to road users in the absence of speed humps, existing pedestrian facilities and the percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on a daily basis.”
Mr Moore said the public need to bear in mind that speeding and poor driver behavior is first and foremost an enforcement issue, which are being addressed by the police and the LTA.
“Speed humps are not the instant cure for all traffic issues. In most cases other (low cost) infrastructure measures such as signs and line marking are the most appropriate and most effective treatments and installation of infrastructure such as speed humps is a last resort when all other measures have failed,” he added.