SPAD wants GPS systems installed on all buses

KUANTAN: Buses nationwide may soon be equipped with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to curb speeding by drivers.

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said at the moment only a few bus companies such as Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd had installed GPS systems to monitor their drivers.

"We need the co-operation and willingness on the part of all bus companies to install the GPS on their fleets of buses.

"This will be linked and integrated into our command control centre so that acts by errant drivers who flout traffic laws can be monitored and action taken," he said after visiting the Kuantan Sentral Terminal here Friday.

On the topic of school bus fares, he said many operators had raised its fares without following the stipulated price mechanism.

"We will submit our recommendations to the Government for a floor price or a minimum rate to be fair to all parties.

"Parents and the school bus operators should negotiate on the terms and conditions prior to engaging the services," he said.

Transportation and safety , SPAD , GPS , Bus


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