Are you a user of private hire car services such as Uber and Grab?Starting 1 July 2017, it will be easier for commuters to identify if a private hire car is registered and licensed to provide such services.How can you tell? It’s easy! Simply look out for this tamper-evident #decal on the front and rear windscreens of the car.This decal will make identification of private hire cars easier, and facilitate enforcement against errant practices such as picking up passengers via street-hail.Besides displaying these tamper-evident decals, private hire car drivers will also need to apply for a Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (#PDVL) in order to provide private hire car services.
Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Tamper Evident Decal for all Uber / Grab / Private-Hire Vehicles
In line with regulating the Private Hire Car industry, LTA has introduced a series of measures to have better control and raise the standards of service providers.
The measures include introducing the Private car Driver Vocational Licence (PDVL) and introducing a tamper-evident decal.
Registration for PDVL has begun since March and first batch of drivers have started training.
With effect from 1 July 2017, all registered Private-Hire vehicles must affix a prominent tamper-evident decal on their windscreen.
The introduction of the decal will allow easier identification for riders during pick-up. It will also allow easier enforcement against unlicensed drivers soliciting for ride.
Placement of Decal
Cost of Decal
Owners of private hire cars registered with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on or before 28 February 2017, will have their first pair of decals affixed at no cost.
Owners who registered their private hire cars after 28 February 2017 will have to get it fixed at their own cost.
The cost of obtaining and affixing a pair of decals will be $20 (including GST).
Private hire car owners can only obtain and get their decals affixed from 17 April 2017 onwards
VICOM/JIC inspection centres;
STA inspection centres; or
Uber affixing centres – Big Box, 1 Venture Ave Singapore 608521
Grab affixing centre – Midview City, 28 Sin Ming Lane #01-143 Singapore 573972
information source – LTA