EMPLOYEES of MyCar and several other e-hailing service providers attended a special briefing on the enforcement of the Land Public Transport Act (Amendment) 2017 at the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) headquarters.
The new Act, which authorises the Government to regulate e-hailing service companies such as MyCar and Grab, will be enforced in stages, starting May 15.
One of the main aspects of the amended Act is the registration of each vehicle and driver of registered e-hailing service companies.
All details pertaining to both vehicle and driver will be filtered by SPAD, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and police to ensure the safety of e-hailing service users and passengers.
A driver’s e-card system will also be introduced to verify that each driver is registered and qualified to drive an e-hailing vehicle.
In a statement by MyCar, the company said it welcomed the new Act for the benefit of all parties.
It said the company was also aware that Malaysia is one of the first countries to enforce e-hailing regulations and gazette e-hailing vehicles as a form of public transport.
It added that this was a smart move to ensure the safety of e-hailing users in Malaysia.
MyCar urged all of its drivers who have yet to update their details to head to the new MyCar head office at 31-G, Jalan Setia Utama U13/AT, Bandar Setia Alam, or contact its state representatives as listed in the MyCar Facebook page.