New Regulations to Deter Bus Touting

News Releases 15 Dec 2014 BDVL

1.     From 1 January 2015, Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL)[1] holders found touting their bus transport services can be fined or imprisoned under new regulations in the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Vocational Licences and Conduct of Drivers, Conductors, Trishaw Riders and Passengers)  Rules. Upon conviction, they face a penalty of up to $1,000 in fines or a maximum of three months’ imprisonment.

2.    
The new regulations will serve as a strong deterrent to discourage such offences and support LTA’s continued effort in protecting consumers from uninvited commercial solicitation by Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence holders. BDVL holders will be informed in writing of these new regulations and penalty framework.

3.     Members of the public can call 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582) or provide feedback to LTA at http://www.lta.gov.sg if they notice bus touting activities.

 


[1] A BDVL is required for a driver to drive a Private Hire Bus, an Excursion Bus or a School Bus in Singapore.

 

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