Mon, 08 Aug 1994

Bus crew told to improve discipline

Governor Surjadi Soedirdja called on bus drivers and the general public alike to increase their discipline and awareness of traffic laws in order to improve the city's traffic conditions.

"The flood of complaints on poor bus service that continue to pour in are caused by the reckless attitudes of bus drivers," Surjadi said.

Speaking at a presentation of an award to the 1994 exemplary bus drivers at City Hall late last week, Surjadi also called on the public to comply with traffic laws such as boarding buses at the designated stops.

Everyone can participate by crossing the roads at the proper pedestrian crossing or bridges and driving their cars without violating the law, he said.

To the bus drivers, the governor asked that they be "sympathetic" when operating their vehicles.

To the winners of the 1994 exemplary drivers award, Surjadi hoped that they would maintain their high standard of excellence and become models to other drivers.

This year's award for exemplary bus drivers goes to Dwi Widianto from the PPD state-owned transportation company and Oom Komaludin from PO Arimbi, a privately owned bus company.

They were selected among a total of 15,506 bus drivers in the city during the month of May. The judgment was based on their driving quality and knowledge of the No. 14/1992 traffic law.(mds)