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New Rules to Restrict Private-Hire Vehicle Drivers to Singaporeans 30-Years-Old and Above

New rules set to be laid down next month stipulate that private-hire vehicle drivers must be Singapore citizens who are at least 30 years old.

This comes amidst discussions between the National Taxi Association and National Private Hire Vehicles Associations.

One of the key concerns prompting the proposed rule is the problem of youths taking to driving private-hire vehicles full-time.

As of February 2019, there are 41,000 registered PHV drivers, of which 40 percent of them are under 40 years old.

Over 6500 of them are below 30 years old

However, the data does not include non-registered PHV drivers who operate “hitch” services.

Hitch drivers are allowed to only make 2 ride-sharing trips a day, however many are known to take on more rides across different ride-sharing operators.

The NTA and NPHV are also in discussion about issues such as contracts between transport operators and drivers, drivers’ insurance and the issue of whether PHV can do roadside pick-ups.

The result of these talks will be announced next month.





  1. Mosh Pamo

    June 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    This is shullbit lah. First, they say must be Singaporean citizens, later they will say not enough Singaporean drivers, open the doors to foreigners. Just look at delivery drivers from China, India, Phillipines, Myanmar… The list is endless.
    Almost every job promise to Singaporeans will be ultimately taken by foreigners.

  2. Tua Pui Says

    June 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Is this true? I think will affect a lot of phv drivers as most of time i see the drivers are quite young when i book private hire

  3. jay

    June 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    This is good. Too many young punks reckless AF.

  4. Wilson

    December 4, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Please only allow Singaporeans to drive phv. There are still SG Pr phv drivers. Please ban all current Singapore Pr MD work permit holders who still drive phv from driving phv immediately. Please reserve street jobs only for taxis.

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