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Bus drivers and companies will be penalized for overloading

January 16, 2019 12:53 pm
LTA Chief executive, Samuel Simpson

The Land Transport Authority is warning bus drivers and companies that they will be issued Traffic Infringement Notices for carrying excess passengers as per PSV Regulation from today.

Chief executive, Samuel Simpson says e-ticketing inspections will also be carried out at the same time.

He says passengers e-tickets will also be checked to ensure compliance with the regulation.

Simpson warns overloaded buses threaten road safety and are contributing to many fatal accidents on our roads.

He says the overloaded bus will not only put the driver at risk but also passengers and other road users.

The chief executive says by overloading the bus, companies incur higher maintenance costs and higher fuel consumption.

He warns LTA enforcement officers will be checking for overloaded buses and will issue TINS to drivers and the vehicle owners resulting in significant financial penalties for both.