Uber and GrabCar drivers to have vocational driving license: YAY or NAY?

Uber Technologies Inc. signage stands inside the company's office prior to Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaking in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rubio addressed the need to adapt antiquated government regulations to increase economic opportunities for the 21st century and outdated regulations limit consumer choice. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 480784803

Senior Minister of State for Transport Ng Chee Meng announced in Parliament that there will be a new licensing framework for private-hire car drivers starting from the first half of 2017.

-With the growth of apps like Uber and Grab, some basic regulations are needed to ensure that the commuters' interests, particularly safety, are taken care of,”

Here are the changes to the Chauffeured Services sector such as Uber and GrabCar:



Taken from LTA’s website

Some time last year, the National Taxi Association (NTA) had sent a notice to the Ministry of Transport and made some recommendations to regulate the private-hire car drivers and to also review taxi regulations to make the competition fairer.

And in response to the changes announced in Parliament yesterday, NTA Adviser Ang Hin Kee posted a response on his Facebook.


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