Transport Authority offers amnesty to public passenger vehicle operators
Starting today, operators of public passenger vehicles whose road licences have expired will get the chance to renew them under the road Licence Amnesty being offered by the Transport Authority.
The amnesty will run until March 31 and applies to all categories of public passenger road licences including Hackney carriage, route taxi, route stage carriage, contract carriage and express carriage.
The Transport Authority says all licences must have expired between March 2014 and March 2016.
The amnesty also applies to public passenger drivers who started renewing their licences between March 2014 and March 2016, but did not complete the process.
However, operators will have to provide proof of the circumstances that prevented them from completing the process for their licences to be renewed.
The Transport authority also says drivers seeking to take advantage of the amnesty must meet the required standard and must be willing to pay all outstanding fees for the renewal of their licences.
The authority is warning public passenger vehicle operators that failure to take advantage of the amnesty will result in their road licences becoming permanently invalid and will no longer be treated as renewals.