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Call to ensure passenger safety

Call to ensure passenger safety
August 10
11:00 2018

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is urging all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators to ensure that pas­senger safety is paramount at all times.

All PSV owners must ensure that their ve­hicles are safety compliant and have safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and first-aid kits while in operation.

Consequently, PSV operators are being reminded that they must always have fire extinguishers which are in working condi­tion.

There have been concerns from the com­muters of the non-availability or improper placement of the fire extinguishers in PSV vehicles.

Accidents of any nature can occur at any time, thus, fire extinguishers are necessary safety equipment in the buses as it can as­sist in suppressing sudden fire incidents.

As a result, all PSV vehicles must be fitted with a fire extinguisher of a type and capac­ity that is approved by the LTA, as failure to do so may result in a fine or imprisonment under the Land Transport Act 1998.

The Land Transport Authority Code of Practice for fire extinguishers requires all omnibuses, minibuses, carriers, taxis, hires and rentals to have a 2.5kg Multi-Purpose Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher.

Source: Land Transport Authority

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