CURRENT procedures and criteria for driving public service vehicles are being reviewed by the LTA board.
Part of what is being reviewed also is the educational background of PSV drivers to ensure they have some formal education background.
And after the review of the 12-year-old criteria, one of the major laws to be implemented soon is that all PSV drivers need to have Form Six qualification.
LTA CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said the board would sit next week to endorse the new law.
And those drivers who do not meet the required qualification will have to go through a refresher program conducted by the authority or else they will not be allowed to drive.
Mr Tuinaceva said the new law was to fix drivers who had a bad attitude towards members of the public, their passengers and also non PSV drivers.
"We have so many complaints from the public about bad taxidrivers. They are rude and they don't know how to provide service. We get more than 20 complaints per week."
He said some PSV drivers were unprofessional in the way they dealt with passengers.
"It's like the passengers owe the service to them. But these PSV drivers must understand and know the only reason they are being given this driving licence is to serve the public.
"The way they talk and their conduct are very important.
"What we are doing is that we are changing some of the requirements for anybody who wants to drive a taxi or bus.
"The drivers must be matured enough. They are responsible for lives, driving taxis and buses are very important jobs. The current minimum standard criteria is too general with lots of gaps."
Mr Tuinaceva said PSV drivers must have the knowledge to deal with situations such as fires and breakdowns.
"People believe that if you don't have a job, you go and drive a taxi or a bus but we want to change that for people to know when you come to drive a bus you are a professional."
Fiji has about 30,000 PSV drivers who drive taxis, buses and minivans.