The Public Land Transport Authority (PLTA) has urged provincial transport associations to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of their financial members following an incident where a bus driver was assaulted and the vehicle damaged in Erakor village. The CEO of PLTA, Reginald Tabigerian, questioned the role of provincial associations in such situations and emphasized their responsibility to address the wellbeing and safety of their financial members. He suggested that associations should provide medical assistance and support members during recovery. However, the Secretary General of the SHEFA Land Transport Association confirmed that they do not provide medical assistance. The President of the Association encouraged members to pay for their own medical insurance and seek assistance at their office when in need. Under the Land Transport Act, public transport owners, tour operator owners, and drivers are eligible to become members of provincial associations by paying a fee. The PLTA’s call to prioritize the wellbeing and safety of financial members is crucial, and associations must take responsibility for providing necessary assistance to members in times of need.