Ride-hailing firms, drivers can now take vehicle tests online, says transport minister


KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 ― The government now allows e-hailing operators and their drivers to conduct the public service vehicle (PSV) classes electronically.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke told a press conference today that with the e-PSV, drivers working for e-hailing companies such as Grab do not need to attend classes physically, as long as they are studying the module provided by the ministry.

The first e-hailing PSV examination is set to be on July 12 and drivers will be given one hour to complete it.

Loke added that e-hailing operators can foster greater cooperation with the ministry and inform them on the number of drivers they have in each locality.

The Road Transport Department can then organise an examination for all drivers in that particular township at a given date and time.

When it was pointed out that some of the grievances e-hailing drivers might have were the cost of the examination and the module, Loke said that some e-hailing operators have already promised to bear the burden.

Malay mail


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