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Behave and be vigilant, police tell PSV drivers

Shayal Devi
Saturday, December 28, 2013

PUBLIC service vehicle drivers have to keep in mind their code of conduct and be vigilant on the roads.

West police spokeswoman Naina Ragigia said they received many complaints regarding the behaviour of PSV drivers.

"Most of the time we have witnessed ourselves that some minibus drivers drive recklessly," she said.

"As soon as they leave their destinations, they hurry back to pick up more passengers.

"They are trying to earn money but we wish to remind them that the law still stands and as PSV drivers they have certain obligations."

Ms Ragigia said they also received complaints about bus drivers.

"There have been cases of drivers not waiting for passengers to get off the bus before they take off."

She said the public could help by reporting speeding drivers to the police.

Ms Ragigia also urged parents to be vigilant with their children this festive season.

"Motorists have complained that there are often children playing on the roads and this especially happens at villages that are close to the highway.

"We urge parents to keep an eye out on their children, especially after dark, because there will be many people travelling," said Ms Ragigia.