Q5. Can bus drivers examine passengers’ property?
Under Regulation 13B(1) of the Public Bus Services Regulations (Cap. 230A), bus drivers may give such directions as he considers necessary in the interests of public safety to any passenger or intending passenger.
Thus, where the bus drivers consider necessary in the interests of public safety, for example, in circumstances where the bus drivers suspect that the passengers’ or intending passengers’ property may endanger the public safety, to give directions that the passengers’ or intending passengers’ property be examined.
However, in the absence of such consideration as to the interests of public safety, bus drivers may not examine passengers’ property.