Move to raise private-hire firms' service, safety standards

Vehicles on the PIE on March 15, 2019. Rules and regulations for the point-to-point (P2P) regulatory framework are being finalised.
Vehicles on the PIE on March 15, 2019. Rules and regulations for the point-to-point (P2P) regulatory framework are being finalised. PHOTO: ST FILE

Private-hire cars with deep dents, broken lights, mismatched tyres or which look like they have had a good few years on them are on the way out. But young drivers will remain, for now.

Rules and regulations for the point-to-point (P2P) regulatory framework are being finalised. When effective from June, they are likely to encourage firms to raise their service and safety standards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Move to raise private-hire firms' service, safety standards'. Subscribe