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Maintain Fleets Well, Bus Operators Told

The Land Transport Authority is calling on all bus operators to ensure that their fleets are maintained daily. This was after a Dee Cees bus veered off the road at
06 May 2015 13:09
Maintain Fleets Well, Bus Operators Told

The Land Transport Authority is calling on all bus operators to ensure that their fleets are maintained daily.

This was after a Dee Cees bus veered off the road at Nokonoko Road, Laucala Beach Estate, hit a lamp post before hitting a pedestrian on Monday morning.

The victim later died in hospital.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said all bus operators were obliged to have a systematic, proper and an effective maintenance procedure so that mechanical mishaps on buses does not happen.

“They must note that bus service is the most commonly used means of transport used by the public and they must not take advantage of it; they must not compromise safety; they should be proactive and exercise preventative measure at all times,” he said.

He said the authority was concerned with the type of quality checks, level of monitoring and maintenance system bus operator were following.

The LTA is again calling on all operators to adopt the Quality Assurance Maintenance System [QAMS].

Mr Tuinaceva said this was the only quality check guidelines designed as a benchmark to assist in their daily maintenance procedures.

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