Many private-hire driver caught and fined within first month

Private-Hire Driver caught for tampering with decal and operating without licence

Private-hire Drivers beware! In the first month since the PDVL framework took effect, 27 private-hire car drivers have been caught for various offences contravening the new industry regulations.

The Straits Times reported that 4 Drivers were caught for operating without the required Private-car Driver Vocational Licence (PDVL) or the Approval-To-Drive issued by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The LTA is an in-principal approval letter for drivers to provide chauffeur service for a fee while they await their vocational licence.

A further 23 people were caught for offences related to the tamper-proof private-hire decal. Some were found covering up and altering the decal pasted on the vehicles while some were caught operating without a valid decal. We also reported earlier that illegal removable decal was selling on Carousell before LTA filed a police report on it.

The Straits Times reported that LTA has received 50,6000 PDVL applications. 4900 applications were received only after the PDVL framework kicked in on 1 July 2017.

526 Private-Hire Car caught in the first 7 months

526 private-hire cars have been caught picking-up and alighting riders at taxi stands in the first 7 months of 2017. Besides dispatching their enforcement officers to conduct checks on private-hire cars, LTA has also welcomed whistle-blowing from the public. They urged the public to report private-hire cars with tampered decals/ no decal, operating without a PDVL/ Approval-To-Drive and picking-up/ alighting of riders at taxi stands.

Besides dispatching their enforcement officers to conduct checks on private-hire cars, LTA has also welcomed whistle-blowing from the public. They urged the public to report private-hire cars with tampered decals/ no decal, operating without a PDVL/ Approval-To-Drive and picking-up/ alighting of riders at taxi stands. Private-Hire Drivers are also reminded that proper child restraint must be used for children below the height of 1.35m.

Comfort Delgro has also urged its taxi-drivers to sabotage private-hire drivers who pick-up and drop-off riders illegally at taxi-stands.

Private-Hire drivers face hefty fines of up to $1000, imprisonment for up to 3 months or both. Stay safe and updated with the changes that every private-hire driver must be aware of the PDVL framework.

PRIVATE-HIRE DRIVERS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! BE CAREFUL!

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