New rules on foreign driving licenses
ImageOn Monday 8 September, amendments to the road traffic act were passed in parliment, tightening rules on the use of mobile phones while driving. Besides rules on the use of mobile phones, rules on the use of foreign licences have also been toughened.

Currently, people with foreign driving licences can drive for up to 12 months from the day they enter Singapore. From January 2016, foreigners will only be able to drive for six months from the day their work passes were issued.

In addition, the new rules only apply to those who drive in the course of their work. S-Pass and Work Permit holders who wish to convert their foreign licences to a Class 3 licence will also need to take a practical driving test. They must also pass the basic theory test. Alternatively, they may choose to convert their licences to a Class 3C licence from June next year. If they do so, they need to pass only the basic theory test.