SINGAPORE: Motorists holding Class 4, Class 4A or Class 5 driving licences will be able to continue driving heavy vehicles under these classes until they turn 75 years old, starting Jan 1, 2016, police said in a news release on Monday (Dec 21).
However, the increase from the current upper age limit of 70 years old will only be possible if the motorist passes an annual enhanced medical examination and proficiency driving test, added the police.
As for drivers aged between 65 to 69 years old, the current requirement to pass an medical examination and proficiency driving test remains.
The increase in age limit follows a review by Traffic Police (TP), which found that fit and able senior heavy vehicle drivers are competent to handle heavy vehicles. The review included overseas benchmarking, consultation with medical practitioners and TP’s assessment of the driving competency of senior drivers.
Motorists can visit TP website for more information on the requirements for heavy vehicle driving licence renewal under this new policy.