E-hailing drivers can get licence via e-PSV

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: It has been the bane of e-hailing drivers seeking to be licensed.

To many of them, the test that they need to sit for the public service vehicle (PSV) licence is tough, time-consuming and even irrelevant.

But Malaysian E-Hailing Drivers Association president Daryl Chong said the multiple-choice questions covered topics such as finance, communication, laws, code of conduct and general knowledge that were relevant to the e-hailing industry.

“For example, there was a question on entrepreneurship that referenced Robert Kiyosaki’s (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) Cashflow Quadrant that was deemed irrelevant.

“According to the quadrant, e-hailing drivers are considered self-employed in generating income in the gig economy. So it’s rather subjective to label the questions as relevant or not,” he said.

He said the test questions were not hard to understand, adding that a person having a basic education would not find it difficult to pass the test as long as they put in the effort to study.

On May 17, the government announced that e-hailing drivers could opt to attend the e-PSV licence course electronically instead of spending up to six hours doing it at driving institutes before sitting for the one-hour test.

E-hailing drivers initially were given until July 12 to obtain the PSV licence. They were subsequently given a three-month reprieve.

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