Govt agencies to vet drivers

Thorough checks: The authorities will vet potential e-hailing drivers following a number of public complaints against them.

PETALING JAYA: The vetting of e-hailing drivers will be taken out of the hands of e-hailing operators such as Uber and Grab, said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

Instead, government agencies like the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and police will conduct the screening, said SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar as he affirmed the growing importance of e-hailing services which are also seeing a growing number of complaints against errant drivers.

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