A number of drivers affiliated to online taxi-hailing apps, Taxify and Little, are operating without public service vehicle (PSV) insurance putting the lives of riders at risk, the Business Daily has learnt in the latest revelation of the extent of rot in the subsector.

It has emerged that the taxi drivers are blatantly breaking rules aided by lack of systems on Taxify and Little platforms to flag down operators with expired documents including PSV insurance and licences.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is in charge of issuing PSV licences to taxi drivers upon inspection.

The operators are required to comply with various rules, including an up-to-date PSV insurance.

Vehicles in public transport business are also required to undergo annual inspection when the validity of the insurance cover is checked.