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Out with the loud

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

LOUD, offensive and rude songs played in public service vehicles will not be tolerated, says Land Transport Authority chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva.

He said although there had been discussions with bus operators regarding the issue, some drivers failed to take heed of the resolutions reached on the kind of songs that could be played and the volume at which they're played.

"This has frustrated elderly people who use public transport and I want to make it clear that I am not going to tolerate this any more," Mr Tuinaceva said.

"Drivers who are doing this will eventually be severely punished by the law and I'm going to use all the powers vested in my capacity as chief executive of LTA to exercise the suspension of driving licences or even de-register vehicles if owners don't comply with the right specifications." Mr Tuinaceva said drivers must understand that the public had the right of service, therefore PSV drivers must ensure they addressed the needs of the public.

"Fiji needs well-behaved PSV drivers. Lately PSV drivers have not complied with the PSV dress code of conduct and it's really an eyesore to see these drivers dress up in caps and flip flops with their shirt top buttons open. Also passing remarks while driving has become worse," he said.


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