e-licence system for cabbies

The Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars in Abu Dhabi (TransAD) has launched the new Intelligent electronic licensing system for taxi drivers.

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Published: Fri 13 Jun 2014, 12:38 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:59 PM

Integrated with the centre’s other e-systems, the e-licensing system is touted to enhance the licensing procedure that entails tests undergone by applicants to become taxi drivers. It comprises tests for cabbies based on their knowledge of legislation relating to the hire car transport sector; rights, responsibilities and duties of taxi drivers and the code of conduct during working hours. The centre will also check the taxi drivers’ level of awareness regarding roads and areas of the emirate.

TransAD has said that the launch will not only increase the efficiency of administrative procedures for managing drivers’ license, but will also allow the Centre to optimally use the available human resources.

In order to ensure the system’s smooth operation, the new e-licensing system will monitor drivers’ documentations on a daily basis and will automatically stop permits for drivers who either have an expired driving license, residency documents, or an Emirates ID. The driver will be exempt from driving again until the operating company renews the required documents, it added.

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