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Dress like the '70s

Ropate Valemei
Monday, December 17, 2012

THE Land Transport Authority is advising public service vehicle drivers to dress appropriately when driving.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said he was amazed to see the dress code of bus drivers in Fiji in the 1960s and 1970s and would look to adopt it again.

"Bus drivers in that time were dressed up in coats and ties and drivers today should also follow this dress code," Mr Tuinaceva said.

He said this would show the professionalism of bus drivers in Fiji.

"We are working very closely with the Fiji Bus Operators Association in Fiji on the appropriate dress code for bus drivers. We are doing our best to promote it in Fiji."

He said it was about time standards for bus drivers were implemented.

"I was shocked to see the pictures of drivers wearing coats and ties in the past. We need to promote this so we could deliver the best service to the public in a respectful manner."

While LTA is trying to emphasise on the importance of dress code in Fiji, Mr Tuinaceva said he did not know that it was adopted back in those days.

"Drivers should respect passengers in the way they talk, how they behave, dress code, code of conduct, and how they express themselves."

He said they were also trying to improve the service delivery of public transport on the roads.

"We are urging bus operators to bring in good bus, good fleets to show the public that the transport in Fiji are safe."

He said this was after a lot of people were talking about the bus conditions.