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30 taxidrivers booked every day for infringements

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

POLICE book 30 taxidrivers daily for traffic infringements.

Director traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra presented the statistics at the Fiji Taxi Association AGM on Sunday.

According to police figures, in the past six years, 266 lives were lost on the roads as a result of accidents involving taxis.

SSP Mishra said in that same period, 3405 taxis were involved in road accidents.

"This is a challenge, a very big challenge for the taxi operators," he said.

"They can work hand in hand with the police to put a stop to this."

SSP Mishra also said the police had received reports of some drivers harassing passengers.

"Taxidrivers have been found to be drunk while driving.

"There have also been incidents in which taxidrivers are picking up criminals for criminal activity.

"Our objective should be providing a safe and secure taxi service for the public."








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