Drivers who offer Uber services will not be able to renew their vehicles’ road tax once the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) identifies the vehicles.
A source told The Sun
that SPAD has found a formula to nab the Uber drivers without having to go undercover to do so.
"For example, after a certain private car has been identified from the digital log in the Uber app alongside solid evidence of video and photo of their operations, the authority will then send out a notice to the car owner to attend an 'interview' with the SPAD enforcement division," a source told the daily.
The drivers are also required to bring their vehicles for inspection, which SPAD may seize and impound for violating the Section 225 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010, the source said.
The source said SPAD is working together with the Road Transport Department in curbing Uber drivers in the country.
Drivers who ignore the SPAD notice will not be able to renew road tax until they surrender their vehicles.
Last year, SPAD had which likened the Uber service to kereta sapu
or illegal taxi.
SPAD stated there have been several issues with regards to Uber, such as using private vehicles to ferry fare-paying passengers and also drivers without Public Service Vehicle (PSV) driving license.
Uber is a ride sharing service which connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire through its App.
The business kicked off as a start-up in San Francisco in 2009. In Kuala Lumpur, the Uber’s service was made available last October.