The issue of individuals using privately owned vehicles to commute to work (in the interior) has always been a concern to the company due to a spate of horrific Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) associated with unauthorised private journeys over the years.
Despite efforts to discourage the use of private vehicles in the interior through many campaigns, the practice still persists; an incident notification has just been circulated this morning (22/06/05) involving three seismic crew in a rollover as a result of an unauthorised private journey.
A recent snapshot survey of private vehicles in three interior regions (North, Central & South) revealed alarming numbers. . This implies that at least 740 individuals are exposed on a regular basis (assuming there are at least 3 occupants per vehicle per journey)!