Road Traffic Authority to enforce Road Traffic Act 2014 come June

By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby

The Road and Traffic Act of 2014 will be effective as of 1st of June 2018.

Road Traffic Authority (RTA) Chief Executive, Nelson Terema, says a significant enforcement will be the increase in fines. Mr. Terema says RTA, police and provincial authorities will work together, and he also urged the public to be aware of the Act. Mr. Terema says the Act will be strictly enforced. He says the fine for traffic law breakers has increased two–fold.

The 2014 Road Traffic Act comprises of 5 major categories. Mr. Terema says RTA will be backed by police, MVIL and Provincial Governments through MOU’s. He says RTA will delegate its powers to Provincial Governments in enforcing the Act. The head of RTA has also urged the public to access the 2014 Road and Traffic Act, and be aware of its penalties.

Terema says the public must not ignore traffic rules. In less than 16 days, the 2014 Traffic Act will be effective all around the country.

Meanwhile, the Road Traffic Authority will be hosting an enforcement trainers training. Terema says this is for the enforcement unit. He says the trainers will then impart the training to provincial enforcement officers. The training will commence next week in Port Moresby.

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