No. S 797
Road Traffic Act
Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles)
(Amendment No. 4) Rules 2017
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 111 of the Road Traffic Act, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules are the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2017 and come into operation on 1 January 2018.
New rule 9
2.  The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Rules (R 14) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 8, the following rule:
Prohibition against conveying unaccompanied goods
9.—(1)  The holder of a licence for a chauffeured private hire car or taxi must not use, or cause or permit —
(a)the private hire car, whether or not it is used as a chauffeured private hire car; or
(b)the taxi, whether or not it is used as a taxi,
to provide a courier pick‑up and delivery service without the prior approval of the Registrar.
(2)  In this rule, a courier pick‑up and delivery service means a service consisting of the collection, conveyance and delivery, for reward, of any cargo not incidental to the carriage of any passenger in a motor vehicle; and any goods, article, food or baggage which is unaccompanied by any passenger travelling in the motor vehicle must be treated as cargo.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 271/2000; S 23/2001; S 425/2003; S 675/2004; S 6/2005; S 127/2006; S 471/2006; S 140/2007; S 655/2012; S 32/2016; S 642/2016; S 312/2017; S 361/2017; S 734/2017]
Made on 27 December 2017.
Acting Chairman,
Land Transport Authority of Singapore.
[LTA/L18.029.002/NN/DT; AG/LEGIS/SL/276/2015/27 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 141(1) of the Road Traffic Act).