Private Hire Car Drivers must have a Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL).
Limousine Companies and Training for Drivers
Full-time drivers employed by traditional limousine companies may be exempted from the PDVL course if training programmes of such limousine companies meets LTA requirements.
Limousine companies who are interested to have their in-house training programmes assessed may submit a feedback to https://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback
Companies who have been approved by LTA to conduct in-house training for their private hire car drivers may get the drivers to apply for a PDVL application online at https://licence1.business.gov.sg. The applicant has to use his/her SingPass to submit the PDVL application with a payment of $40 to LTA for the non-refundable application fee.
Tamper-Evident Decals on Chauffured Private Hire Cars
Chauffeured private hire cars must display a pair of tamper-evident decals.
The decals are not transferrable across vehicles, and must not be removed unless the vehicles are no longer chauffeured private hire cars.
These tamper-evident decals will be a mandatory inspection item when the vehicle undergoes periodic inspection. On top of the current vehicle inspection fee, vehicle owners will have to pay an additional inspection fee of $10.70 (including GST) for the decals.
It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act to:
(i) Tamper with the decals, including reattaching the decals which have already been tampered with;
(ii) Remove the decals when the vehicles are still registered as chauffeured private hire cars; or
(iii) Provide, or permitting to be provided, chauffeured services with a tampered decals or without decals.
Decals that are damaged must be replaced at any Authorised Inspection Centre within three calendar days.
Vocational Licence Demerit Points System
Taxi drivers and chauffeured private hire car drivers must abide by a framework of rules and regulations and are subject to a Vocational Licence Demerit Points System (VLPS). Under the VLPS, penalties consists of a composition sum or court action and will be accompanied by demerit points.
The VLPS raises the transparency of investigation and imposition of penalties to both commuters and drivers.