Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Passengers urged to boycott reckless PSVs

This was captured from a video showing a minibus engaging in driving which put passengers lives at risk.

This was captured from a video showing a minibus engaging in driving which put passengers lives at risk.

If drivers of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) engage in reckless conduct or break traffic laws, report them to the police and refuse to ride aboard the vehicles. This is the advice from Traffic Control Advisor, Junior Jordan.

Jordan was speaking at the Democratic Labour Party Lunchtime Lecture Series on Friday at the DLP Headquarters on the topic of ‘Flyovers! To Fly or not To Fly’.

“If all passengers demanded good driving habits from drivers and if all of us decided we are not going to get on any PSV if you go off route, if you play loud and indecent music, if you milkshake… we have it in our power to make those guys and girls do what they have to do as well. By simply not getting on them if they do things wrong and only drive with the ones that we know stay on the road and drive well.”

Jordan went on to say the trend of PSV drivers going off route as a way to beat the traffic is both illegal and dangerous. He advised the public to keep an eye out for drivers who did such and file a formal complaint with the Transport Authority. He said this practice could also have legal implications for PSV owners if the accident occurs while the vehicle is off route.

Jordan noted the trend of dangerous driving habits is one which can only be addressed through continuous education in the broadcast and print media.

Video was recently circulated on social media of a packed minibus driving with several passengers spilling out of the door. It is not known when the footage was captured.

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