12 vehicles seized today as Transport Authority intensifies operations to address illegal PPVs

At least a dozen vehicles were seized today as the Transport Authority intensified operations to address illegal public transport vehicles island wide.

This following the March 31 expiration of the majority of public passenger vehicle, (ppv) road licences.

In a release, the Transport Authority noted that under “Operation Streamline”, 914 vehicles were checked today.

It said 355 summonses were served, 243 tints and 45 graphics removed, and 12 vehicles seized for various offences, ranging from heavy tints on PPVs, non-wearing of uniforms and operating without a transport authority badge.

The Authority noted that similar operations over the past month have resulted in over 1,577 prosecutions for various offences and 269 seizures for no road licences and operating contrary to road licences.

Managing Director, Ralston Smith said the Authority has adopted a zero-tolerance approach as it seeks to enhance safety and security of the commuting public and road users, as well as the reliability and efficiency of public transport services.

The Authority is therefore reminding all PPV operators to abide by the relevant regulations, as those found in breach will be prosecuted by the Authority and police in accordance with the provisions of the law. 

Operators found without the requisite licence may also face seizure of their vehicles.

In the meantime, commuters are encouraged to check for red plates and Transport Authority stickers on vehicles; and ensure the drivers are wearing their PPV badges as a safety precaution before taking public transportation.


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