11 Jun 2012

Fiji's LTA cracks down on illegal taxis

5:04 am on 11 June 2012

The Land Transport Authority in Fiji says its crackdown on illegal taxi and mini bus operators is paying off.

The LTA says it has cut the number of people working illegally as a taxi or mini bus driver, after introducing new regulations in November including a need to be licensed to operate.

Its Chief Executive, Naisa Tuinaceva, says the LTA and police worked hard on creating awareness of the new rules and have been strict on enforcing them.

"Most of these illegal... they've been licensed simply because we took them through the process and they are now legal operators. But then we still have some people out there trying to come in and get the service done and get money in a shortcut way."

Naisa Tuinaceva says the LTA is confident it will eradicate all illegal taxi and mini bus operators.