SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has revealed images of a decal which private-hire drivers have to display on their car's windscreens from July 1.
The 14cm by 10cm plastic display - about twice the area of a road tax disc - must be pasted on the front and rear windscreen. The decal is tamper-evident, which means enforcement officers will be able to tell if it is removed and re-pasted.
The LTA said the measure is "to allow for easier identification of registered private-hire cars, and facilitate enforcement against offences such as unregistered cars providing chauffeured services, or private hire cars picking up passengers by street-hail".
Owners of private-hire cars registered with the LTA on or before Feb 28, 2017, will have their first pair of tamper-evident decals affixed at no cost.
Owners who registered their vehicles after Feb 28 will have to get the decals affixed at $20 (including GST).
They can only obtain and get their decals affixed at the following locations from next Monday (April 17):
- Vicom/JIC inspection centres
- STA inspection centres
- Uber and Grab affixing centres
Failure to affix these decals will be an offence under the Road Traffic Act. More details on the penalties will be made known at a later date.
Letters have been mailed to all registered private-hire car owners to inform them of the requirement.
The tamper-evident decals will be inspected when private-hire cars undergo regular vehicle inspections. If a decal has been tampered with, the vehicle owner will not be allowed to renew road tax for the vehicle.
This article was first published on April 13, 2017.
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