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Transport Authority to put added pressure on unlicensed operators

Published:Saturday | November 8, 2014 | 10:48 AM

The Transport Authority says it will be increasing initiatives to deter unlicensed transport operators including the suspension or revocation of the driver’s licenses of repeat offenders.

According to the Authority, the operation of illegal public transport vehicles continues to pose a threat to the safety and security of commuters and all road users.

It says as a result it will be initiating a raft of measures including stronger enforcement of the road traffic regulations.

It also says it will ensure public passenger vehicle operators adhere to the routes and terminal points agreed under the terms and conditions of their licenses and will be increasing prosecutions, seizures and impounding vehicles for the maximum legal time pending the provision of all proper documentation.

Meanwhile, the Authority will be taking initiatives in conjunction with the relevant state entities to increase the availability of legal parking areas to increase safety and ease traffic congestion downtown.

It says as it moves to do this it will carry out research on the utilisation of informal parking areas downtown by examining the percentage of vehicles using unregulated parking spaces.


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