THE Fiji Taxi Association is not worried that the new PSV plan set out by the LTA will disrupt business.
This was in response to the LTA's plan to review the educational background of PSV drivers to ensure they have some educational background when they en ter the public service.
FTA acting general secretary Harish Chandra said the association had met the LTA on a number of occasions and the idea of such a plan had come up more than once.
"The FTA management and the LTA management have been meeting on a regular basis for three or four weeks and that matter came up in all those meetings because of the conduct and the behaviour of the drivers," Mr Chandra said in an interview.
"We agree to some extent with the implementation of this but it should only apply to the new drivers."
Mr Chandra said he hoped the plan would not extend to every single driver, particularly not to those who had been in the industry for a long period of time and knew it very well.
"We have some very young drivers, some 18-year olds and 21-year olds who are entering the public service and their experience and exposure is very limited.
"We have existing PSV permit holders and existing drivers who have been in the industry for so long who know the industry very well. I think in the new conditions that will come, it will only apply to the people who enter the public service industry."
He explained that the records of drivers in the public service would be reviewed before any decisions were to be made.
"With the existing ones, the LTA will review the records of the drivers and on that basis. I think they will discipline or take action on the drivers who have bad records in the system," Mr Chandra said.