The Transport Authority is condemning the practice of some operators of public passenger vehicles of forcing commuters, including children, to sit in each other's laps or be denied transportation.
In a news release Friday afternoon, the agency described the practice as illegal and inhumane.
The Authority is warning operators that this is also in breach of Road Traffic Regulations.
Operators found in breach can be prosecuted and fined up to $50,000.
The Authority says the practice of overloading public passenger vehicles is dangerous as, among other things, it affects the driver's ability to manoeuvre the vehicle effectively.
The Transport Authority is again urging commuters to take only public passenger vehicles that are being operated in compliance with the law.