Transport Authority warns owners of PPVs to ensure their drivers abide by regulations

The Transport Authority is reminding owners of Public Passenger Vehicles (PPVs) that they must ensure the drivers they hire, abide by the regulations, including having badges.

This, in the wake of reports yesterday that a taxi driver seen in a viral video overcharging a female student, was warned for prosecution for several breaches.

These include, operating without a badge, failure to wear a uniform, and deceiving a passenger about the fare for a journey.

Following a meeting with the Transport Authority, the vehicle owner relieved the driver of his duties.

Managing Director of the Authority, Ralston Smith, pointed out that vehicle owners also have a duty of care to the commuting public.

He said in the case of the viral video with the taxi driver, the owner has been warned for being complicit.

As it relates to the prosecution of drivers who overcharge fares, Smith said the authority’s suspension policy will be applied for repeat offenders, who were at first, just sensitized. 


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