Young private-hire drivers not in favour of minimum age limit

Some see viable career in driving, but experts worry about trend among this age group

Cabbies currently have to be at least 30 years old, but private-hire drivers just have to hold a driving licence for at least two years.
Cabbies currently have to be at least 30 years old, but private-hire drivers just have to hold a driving licence for at least two years.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

While there have been calls to impose a minimum age limit for private-hire car drivers, younger drivers interviewed hope there will not be any such restrictions.

They say driving is a good source of income and can be a viable career.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2019, with the headline 'Young private-hire drivers not in favour of minimum age limit'. Subscribe