PSV dress down
A “minority” of privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) operators flout traffic rules by not sticking to the dress code, according to the Transport Authority.
The public transport regulator said today in a statement through the Barbados Government Information Service, that while a “significant majority” of operators obeyed the regulations, some were not wearing the prescribed uniforms.
“A significant majority of operators have seen the value of this initiative and consistently comply. However, a minority of operators continue to defy this requirement,” the statement said.
The authority did not issue any warnings, however it “reminded minibus and route taxi operators that the specified uniforms must be worn every day” while on duty.
The regulator explained that the uniform and dress code for PSV operators were introduced in 2015 in keeping with the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulations 1984 Section 43 (f), and was done in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport and Works and the Barbados Licensing Authority.
The Authority also urged commuters to assist in ensuring that their service providers complied with the established standards, and to report those who violated the rules by not wearing the uniform.