Older bus drivers’ hours curbed

ADDRESSING SHORTAGES: The changes allow drivers of large commercial vehicles to keep their licenses up to the age of 68, while implementing stricter regulations

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 01, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

Professional drivers of large commercial vehicles aged 65 or older can drive no more than eight hours per day after amendments to the Transportation Management Regulations (汽車運輸業管理規則) and Road Traffic Security Rules (道路交通安全規則) take effect today.

The changes allow drivers of large commercial vehicles to keep their licenses up to the age of 68, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said yesterday, adding that the changes were intended to address a shortage of professional drivers resulting from an aging population.

The amendments would allow the number of people driving large commercial vehicles to increase by about 3,000 per year, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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