Age Limit for Taxi Drivers to be Raised from 73 to 75 years

News Releases 13 Apr 2012 taxi drivers Taxi Driver Vocational Licence (TDVL)

1. From 1 June 2012, taxi drivers will be able to continue to drive their taxis until they are 75 years old. This will allow older taxi drivers who are still fit and healthy to continue working.

2.Currently, all taxi drivers who intend to extend their vocational licences after the age of 70 years old are required to pass a detailed Assessment. Taxi drivers who pass the Assessment and are certified fit can then have their vocational licences renewed up to 73 years old.

3.LTA had undertaken a review of the current age limit following feedback from the National Taxi Association (NTA) and taxi drivers.

4.With the implementation of the raised age limit to 75 years old, taxi drivers who intend to extend their vocational licences after the age of 73 years old will be required to pass a detailed Assessment annually or at a shorter interval as deemed necessary by the doctor or occupational therapist1. Taxi drivers who pass the Assessment will have their vocational licences renewed yearly until they are 75 years old.

5. This Assessment comprises a medical examination, an occupational-therapist evaluation and an on-road driving test with an occupational therapist and a qualified driving instructor present.

6. LTA will send letters to Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL) holders who are approaching or recently turned 73 years old, to inform them of the raised age limit and the detailed Assessment requirement should they wish to renew their vocational licences upon reaching 73 years of age.


1 The Assessment is conducted by the Occupational Therapy Department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

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