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Drivers want licences back

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 03, 2014

A PUBLIC service driver in Lautoka is calling on the LTA to stop taking away PSV licences.

Minibus driver Timoci Buaboto was at the LTA Lautoka office last week with more than 100 PSV drivers awaiting their fate.

He said many of them knew they would have their licences suspended.

"This always happens when we are called to face the LTA tribunal," he said.

"What I don't agree with is how they keep imposing fines on us and then take away our licences on top of that."

Mr Buaboto said it had taken him about seven years to pay off a $5000 fine.

"I've been working so hard to pay for this fine alone and then I have to pay for my expenses at home.

"We've been asking for so many years that our speed limit be increased.

"Many of us are booked for speeding and often our passengers complain about how slow we are driving, but we stick to the law and when we go over that limit we are booked. I have been driving for more than 20 years and I've been booked a couple of times. I've even spent six months in jail for my offence.

"I know my mistake and I will do my best to comply with the road rules but if they take away my licence, I will have nothing."

Earlier, LTA had revealed PSV drivers were repeat offenders.

Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said the large number of repeat offenders in the PSV category sent a negative message that "PSV holders were law-breakers, irresponsible and unethical drivers".





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