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Too many bad drivers: LTA

By LITIA BUKALIDI The chief executive officer of the Land Transport Authority, Naisa Tuinaceva, is not happy about the number of careless drivers who use our  roads. Thirty one drivers
14 Oct 2012 08:32

By LITIA BUKALIDI

The chief executive officer of the Land Transport Authority, Naisa Tuinaceva, is not happy about the number of careless drivers who use our  roads.
Thirty one drivers were summoned to LTA for bad driving last week in the Northern Division. Thirteen drivers were suspended ranging for at least four to one and a half years; five were on a last warning.
“These drivers are a threat to the public, inconsiderate, dangerous and reckless in driving, so we are  suspending their licences,” Mr Tuinaceva said.
“These drivers were dealt with for careless driving, speeding, mobile communication, misconduct of PSV drivers, driving without a licence improper, operation of taxi and operating a vehicle without a PSV licence.”
He said the drivers have been given time to reflect on their attitude.
Mr Tuinaceva also pointed out one driver, aged 34, was booked 124 times.
“That is why LTA was brought in to be a regulator and enforcer in removing these bad drivers off the road because they don’t respect the law and it is not right for them to be on the road anymore,” he said.
Another area that the CEO mentioned was the behaviour of PSV drivers in the country.
“The way these taxi drivers treated their customers is very bad. One thing the PSV drivers should know is that because of the public they are there.
“LTA, bus operators, taxi business are here for the public.”
He also said that they were going to remove taxi drivers off the road if they do not treat their customers well.




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