LTA has reportedly received about 39,000 applications for the Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL), of which about 33,000 have been given approval to go for the PDVL course. 500 of the approved applicants have since attended and passed the course.
LTA has also confirmed that thus far, 27,000 private-hire cars have been affixed with tamper evident decals, which must be displayed on all private-hire cars providing chauffeured services from July 1. So, the next time you take a private hire car, make sure that the decals can be seen, as required by Law. Private-hire drivers must submit their applications for the PDVL course by the end of this month (June 30) to be allowed to continue driving. They will then have a year to attend and pass the course.