Concerns raised on PSV drivers talking on the phone while driving

Concerns raised on PSV drivers talking on the phone while driving

By Mikaele Liga , Karishma Kumari
Saturday 09/12/2023
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Concerns have been raised by the general public about Public Service Vehicle Drivers using mobile devices while driving.

This is after a video circulating on social media where a Bus driver was caught on camera, talking on the phone while driving.

People are also calling for harsh and strict penalties on PSV drivers who continue to breach the rules and endanger the lives of other road commuters and the public.

While speaking on fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan, Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Officer Irimaia Rokosawa highlighted that they will be very strict on applications for obtaining a PSV license and they will be reviewing every application that comes through.

Rokosawa says this is because the lives of the passengers, the drivers and the road users are paramount.

He also highlighted that the revised requirements for all PSV driver's license applications will now require applicants to be mature and experienced drivers with clean driving records, assessing the TIN History, Medical Fitness and CRO record before considering the application for a PSV license including Class 5. Questions have been sent to the Land Transport Authority this morning. They are yet to respond.

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