The Fiji Minibus Operators Association has called on the Land Transport Authority (LTA) not to make stringent rules on speeding.
Association spokesman Epineri Waqabaca told The Fiji Times the LTA should consider new speed limits for minibuses.
"People board minibuses for the fact that they want to reach their destinations conveniently, on time and faster," Mr Waqabaca said.
He said new minibuses coming into the market have been designed to operate at a faster rate.
Mr Waqabaca claimed that operating at a speed of 50 kilometres per hour as approved by the LTA could cause serious damage to their engines.
"LTA should consider such facts before putting forward these stringent measures," Mr Waqabaca said.
He said LTA should consider increasing speed limits for minibuses serving longer routes.
There were always concerns from authorities on the speed of some minibuses.
LTA spokesman Alfred Wiliame said speed limits could not be changed.
He reminded concerned parties to comply with existing speed limits for the country's roads.
Mr Wiliame said the speed limit was a fixed legislation approved by the government.