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Police mull plans to weed out illegal taxi operators

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 2:21 PM

Persons who operate illegal taxis and had their vehicles seized may soon have to go through the courts to get back their cars.

This was disclosed by Head of the Police Highway and Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, in an interview on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning.

SSP Allen said the measure is part of an initiative on the cards to better regulate the public transportation sector.

Additionally, he said the authorities will require that all tints be removed before a vehicle is released.

While not going into details, SSP Allen said the authorities are in talks on implementing new strategies to weed out illegal operators from the public transportation sector.

 

SSP Calvin Allen, Head of the police Traffic and Highway Division

SSP Allen said the authorities are committed to rooting out indiscipline in the public transportation sector.

On Monday, the police and the Transport Authority announced new anti-tint regulations for public passenger operators as part of the Government’s response to a spate of abductions, rapes and murders of women by taxi operators.