TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

LTA enhances inspection of illegal taxi services

A driver was slapped with $15,000 fine.

To safeguard passenger safety and interest, the Land Transport Authority (LTA), is stepping up enforcement against unlicensed private cars and private hire cars found plying illegally for fares.

More frequent checks will be conducted at high traffic areas, and at areas with high volume of feedback received.

Under the Road Traffic Act, unlicensed private cars or private hire cars found plying for fares illegally are liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. The vehicle used may also be forfeited.

As part of its enforcement operations, LTA has charged one driver and issued warnings to 19 others who were involved in using unlicensed private cars or private hire cars to ply illegally for fares.

LTA will step up targeted enforcement operations by uniformed and plain clothes enforcement officers at high traffic areas such as Clarke Quay, East Coast Seafood Centre, HarbourFront Centre, Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa and Singapore Zoo/Night Safari. Areas where we have received a high volume of feedback will also be patrolled.

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