More Malaysian cars offering private-hire services illegally in Singapore

LTA enforcement officers stopping a Malaysia-registered vehicle suspected of providing illegal transport services here.
LTA enforcement officers stopping a Malaysia-registered vehicle suspected of providing illegal transport services here.PHOTO: LTA

Drivers with ride-sharing firms say many seen at Changi Airport; LTA steps up checks

Drivers with ride-sharing firms say there has been an increase in the number of foreign-registered cars being used for private-hire or taxi services here, with many spotted picking up passengers at Changi Airport.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it has "stepped up checks" on the illegal activity in recent months. It added that 11 drivers of foreign-registered cars were caught in the first 11 months of this year, but the final number to face penalties will depend on ongoing investigations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'More Malaysian cars offering private-hire services illegally here'. Print Edition | Subscribe