Loke: Verbal PSV test for e-hailing drivers who fail written version three times

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  • Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: E-hailing drivers who have failed the test to obtain a passenger service vehicle (PSV) license more than three times will be given a special verbal version of the test, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pic).

According to Loke, this is part of the Government's efforts to assist e-hailing drivers to obtain PSV licenses.

"For those who (have) failed the exam more than three times, we will give a special examination to them. For some of them, their understanding in terms of reading might be inadequate, so we will test them verbally," he told the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Dec 4).

Loke was responding to Fong Kui Lun (PH-Bukit Bintang), who asked Loke about the Government's efforts to assist e-hailing drivers who have failed to obtain a PSV license.

Loke said that up till Dec 2 this year, 91,978 e-hailing drivers have successfully obtained their PSV licenses since it was introduced last April 1, adding that 42,818 of them have failed the test.

"But this figure (42,818) is a cumulative figure and many of them have retaken and passed the examination."

Loke said there were 358,944 active PSV licenses, which includes e-hailing, bus and taxi drivers.

He also said that taxi drivers make up 28,860 of those who have PSV licenses.

"For taxi drivers, they have a choice. Aside from being a traditional taxi driver, they can also use the e-hailing system," he added.

Previously, the government set Oct 12 as the deadline for drivers to comply with all e-hailing regulations.

They are required to have the PSV license, passenger insurance, an e-hailing sticker and the e-hailing vehicle permit (EVP) from the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad).

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