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The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is planning to introduce a drivers’ card for express bus drivers in the near future, according to The Sun.

The commission says the implementation of the express bus drivers card will enhance the service standard of such drivers. It will also allow SPAD to better evaluate and rate each driver’s performance, the commission’s chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Albar explained.

“Currently, as there isn’t any drivers’ card for express bus drivers, we are faced with a shortage of such drivers and any disciplinary action against them is difficult to be done,” he said.

“By having the card, we can easily rate the drivers’ performance which then makes it easier for disciplinary action to be taken against any errant driver,” Syed Hamid told reporters at an event yesterday. The card will assist the commission to better monitor and keep track of any violation committed by the drivers, he added.

He also said that the commission is looking at introducing the drivers’ card system for all modes of public transport nationwide. “It is something that we have in the pipeline to enhance the industry services,” he said.