PSV licences for e-hailing drivers a must, says JPJ

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: E-hailing drivers can apply for the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence from April 1, says the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

They have until July 12 to do so.

JPJ said e-hailing drivers can register for the licence at driving institutes or e-hailing operator driving centres that are approved by it.

The PSV training modules will take six hours to complete, and the training fee is capped at RM200.

“In line with this, all e-hailing drivers are to be regarded as being on the same level as drivers of taxis, rented cars and luxury taxis,” JPJ said in a statement yesterday.

It also said all e-hailing vehicles must display a special sticker that will be issued by the e-hailing operator according to JPJ guidelines.

Owners of e-hailing vehicles that have been driven for less than three years must also change the car registration details to indicate that the vehicle is now a private e-hailing vehicle.

An application for such a change can be made at any JPJ state or branch office nationwide, but not Urban Transformation Centres, starting April 1.

All e-hailing vehicles that have been driven for three years or more must undergo inspection at Puspakom.

JPJ clarified that the motor vehicle licence fee remains the same as that for a private vehicle user (road tax).


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