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Illegal operators a worry

Shayal Devi
Thursday, May 15, 2014

ILLEGAL operators still remain an issue for taxidrivers, says Fiji Taxi Association acting general secretary Mohammed Shameem.

He said they were glad certain steps were being taken by police and the Land Transport Authority.

But Mr Shameem feels more needs to be done to address the issue.

"We look forward to all traffic officers in the district booking private cars and illegal vans as this is continuing to cause problems for us," he said.

He said at times, the association noticed a limited number of police officials and traffic officers booking private vehicles.

"These are private vehicles that are operating as public service vehicles and this is affecting our business very heavily.

"Another very big concern for us is the safety of passengers. If somebody gets hurt in an accident, then action would be taken by authorities and this would be too late.

"We need to practice precaution and because of this we urge members of the public to use legal modes of transportation."

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