Bus operators fail to change flagging law

The three public bus service operators, who wanted vehicle-flagging regulations scrapped, have lost their appeal.

The operators, Mokoka Transport and Plant Hire, JNG Express and Thiphe Holdings, wanted the Court of Appeal to declare the Motor Vehicle Flagging Regulations unconstitutional. The regulations were introduced into the Road Traffic Act in 2010 by the then Minister of Transport and Communications, Frank Ramsden.

At the Court of Appeal, Justice John Foxcroft said the flagging regulations could not be described as an unconstitutional provision.  He said when delivering judgment that the regulations assisted the Director of Road,

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