July 20, 2017

Grab reveals what its green motorbikes in Singapore are for

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Image Courtesy of Grab

Many Singaporeans were stoked after a photo of Grab-branded green motorcycles went viral in the city-state last week. This led some to speculate about the impending launch of GrabBike there. The ride-hailing company, however, denied the rumors. Instead, it revealed today the bikes were for a team of enforcers it has deployed to check if GrabCar drivers are compliant with new transportation rules.

From July 1, private car drivers providing chauffeured services must display a Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational License (PDVL) or a concession letter from the Land Transportation Authority (LTA) allowing them to continue driving until they have secured a PDVL. Either of these should be on their front windscreens. Along with the license, a pair of special decals or car stickers must be displayed on their front and back windscreens. Failing to do so or tampering with the decals will entail a fine or jail time.

To get the PDVL, drivers must attend and pass a year-long course. Drivers who have been providing chauffeured services prior to the passage of the new rules were given until June 30 to submit their applications for the course and may continue driving […]

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