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Operators seek legal advice

Shalveen Chand
Monday, April 14, 2014

ALL female passengers are safe in Fiji taxis, says the Fiji Taxi Association as it seeks legal advice regarding claims by people that women in cabs are in danger of being raped.

Association president Mohammed Hafiz, in reaction to comments by independent political candidate Roshika Deo, said the statement made in the USA was damaging to taxidrivers.

"We have discussed this issue at length and we are seeking legal advice," said Mr Hafiz.

"Our industry is about providing service and in doing this, we have to ensure we treat all our passengers, men or women, with the same amount of respect."

Association general secretary Rishi Ram said taxidrivers had to go through a police check before a licence could be issued to them.

"No one with any criminal charge can obtain a taxidriver's licence.

"LTA requires every driver to carry and display an identification card with his picture, name and licence records.

"Passengers can take note of the ID cards."

Mr Ram said taxi owners should also be vigilant about who they employ as drivers.

"The association is proud in saying all visitors to Fiji are in safe hands of taxidrivers," he said.








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