eHailing drivers should refrain from using new mobile application InDriver to get more passengers, an industry association said today.
Malaysia eHailing Drivers Association (MeHDA) president Daryl Chong cautioned drivers that they could get into trouble as the InDriver operator does not have the requisite licence to run an eHailing business.
“MeHDA was recently alerted by eHailing drivers that the eHailing operator has been operating for months in Penang under the name InDriver.
“Upon checks and confirmation from the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), the said company does not have a business mediation license to operate, making it an illegal eHailing operator,” Chong said in a statement.
He added that following more complaints and investigations, MeHDA found that InDriver also allowed eHailing drivers who do not possess a valid Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence to sign up for the service and take passengers.
“This is also illegal under the law,” he said.
He warned that eHailing drivers and passengers who used InDriver would not be covered by insurance should a road mishap happen during the ride.
“This will also give room to more complications should there be an accident during the journey,” Chong added.
MeHDA said it has filed a report against InDriver with the Road Transport Department and urged the authorities to act against the company for the industry’s safety. — Malay Mail