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'Permits can be cancelled if bus drivers tested positive for drugs'
KUALA LUMPUR: Permits of express bus companies can be suspended or cancelled if their drivers tested positive said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
SPAD can also recommend that the driving licence and Commercial Vehicle Licence (PSV) of offenders be suspended by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) if found guilty.
The SPAD in a statement today said the warning was following reports that 46 express bus drivers had tested positive for drugs during Op Selamat.
The statement said the latest information received by SPAD showed that from the 46, only four had actually tested positive for drugs while another rested positive after have consumed medication prescribed by a doctor.
SPAD reminded bus operators and express bus companies to ensure their drivers were free from any criminal records, because it was one of the conditions stipulated when companies are issued licences to operate such services.
The statement added that SPAD would always ensure the safety of passengers and members of the public by working closely with the relevant agencies. -- BERNAMA