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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.

Source: (BGIS)

11 Responses to PSV dress down

  1. Damian Hinkson
    Damian Hinkson August 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

    i never understood how the tourism product with the most pull factor by far in the island was completely destroyed by government instead of regulated. ie. the “reggae bus” if the government could not be enturipurinal enough to spot this lucrative opportunity then they should be ashamed to ask locals to be entrepreneurs.

  2. Debbie A.Leon
    Debbie A.Leon August 25, 2016 at 9:10 am

    They doing nonsense on the road and you worrying about dress code. Deal with them and the recklessness and danger they put passengers, pedestrians and other drivers in. The smoking and drinking while driving and conducting needs addressing

    • Debbie A.Leon
      Debbie A.Leon August 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      We have the power in our hands to curb this behaviour but we don’t stand as one. If a few desist from riding on the ones that have these issues, they would have no choice but to adjust to suit the customer. Noted that all customers aren’t easy to deal with but I am sure they can do better than what they are doing now

    • Joan Wickham
      Joan Wickham August 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      i had to tell one try/drive properly, before he kills me, done know that did not go down well, lollll

    • Debbie A.Leon
      Debbie A.Leon August 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      It wouldn’t but we have to take a stance

      • miche August 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

        The travelling public is the weak link in the discipline chain…they encourage this behaviour by continuing to catch these death wishes

  3. Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan August 25, 2016 at 9:14 am

    So how come the musty conductors with their boxers in your face aren’t wearing uniforms.these are the sort of things the president should be looking at as he is out there everyday

  4. Alex Alleyne August 25, 2016 at 9:47 am

    These fellas just do as they like and get away with it . (Them run things.) Most of them need to brush their teeth and take a bath.

  5. Sonia Lynch
    Sonia Lynch August 25, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Deal with the owners and see how quickly things turn around ..but to much ppl who wanna don’t want to offend own the vans . ..

  6. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker August 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Until the insurance companies make the laws governing these vans, owners, drivers and conductors nothing will change.
    The insurance company can revoke their license in one so they have the power not even the government.

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Dress code? Provide the uniform. The drivers need to stop at the bus stop and not in the middle of the road waiting for snail pace passenger styling across the other side of the road to board the van. All them does do is drive recklessly and hold up the traffic.


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