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The Highway Bureau is committed to provincial highway engineering, highway transportation management and highway supervision, simplifying administration and facilitating the people. The business scope is divided into three categories: road engineering, road transportation and road supervision, providing convenient and safe services for the public.
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  • What are the details of “one-time penalty?
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    When any car/motorcycle or its driver has been reported for violation of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, if the vehicle owner or driver fails to pay the fines automatically or appear for the adjudication decision by the deadline of his/her required appearance, the penalizing authority will directly issue an adjudication decision pursuant to the list of criteria within 3 months. If the penalty requires the suspension of a vehicle or driver’s license, a double penalty will be imposed based on the period of suspension. In the event of failure to hand over the vehicle or driver’s license by deadline, the vehicle or driver’s license will be revoked. Any case of failure to pay fines will be referred to the court for enforcement, and the relevant schedule will be indicated in any adjudication decision to be delivered to the person penalized. The above are the details of “one-time penalty.

  • How can I handle my overdue reviewing on the professional driving license?
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    The reviewing can be applied for if the overdue on the professional driving license is within one month. A fine of NT$300 will be imposed for overdue more than one month and less than one year. Professional driving license will be revoked if the overdue is more than one year, but drivers can change the license to ordinary driving license. No driving is allowed before the application of ordinary driving license with the revoked professional driving license.

  • How can driver add the address for residence and employment?
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    1. It can be handled online, at the counter, and by post:
    1) Online: Please visit https://www.mvdis.gov.tw, register as a member and upgrade to formal member before you can deal with information change on line.
    2) At the counter: Please fill out “adding residence and employment” application at the highway supervision authority. It can be submitted in person or by an entrusted person (driver’s dual certificates and the identity of the entrusted person will be verified).
    3) By post: The application can be submitted through mail, fax, and email. Please enclose the photocopy of front side and back side of I.D. card and driving license for verification of driving license registration.
    2. After adding the address of residence or employment, the highway supervision authority will use the residence or employment address to deliver various notices of convenience service and legal administrative documents issued according to Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act.

  • Do drivers who are 75 years old after implementation date (born after July 1st, 1942 (included)) require license renewal?
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    Yes. After receiving the notice, please complete the initial license renewal according to the rules before 78 years old. However, if there is any violation or license suspension involved before completing the license renewal, please complete license renewal within three months after receiving the notice.

  • What is the qualification for exchanging for large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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    In order to coordinate the re-classification of the heavy motorcycles and consider the rights and interests for the current heavy motorcycle driving license holders, it was added that drivers who obtain the heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change it to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license. Besides, considering the demand of driving examiners, driving coach training and police on traffic duty after launching license plate application for large heavy motorcycles, the drivers who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Highway Bureau, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    1. Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change the license to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license.
    2. Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 and who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Highway Bureau, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    3. Owners of heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 250 cm³ and have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 can change the license to large heavy motorcycle driving license.

  • Why are motorcycles allowed in long tunnels in other countries?
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    Due to different driving environments in different countries, not all long tunnels allow motorcycles to ride through. In addition, the ratios for different vehicle type are also different in the long tunnels in other countries, as well as the design of the tunnel is usually two holes with dual lane. Therefore, the control strategy of vehicle type going through the long tunnel will not be exactly the same. As the result, we have to evaluate the traffic condition in Taiwan when planning and controlling the type of vehicle using Suhua Highway improvement Project in order to maintain the road safety for users.

  • Is there any limitation on time interval if I failed on the driving license test and would like to re-apply?
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    1. Applicants who pass written exam but fail road test in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test can be exempted from written exam on the next test application. The period of exemption is one year.
    2. Applicants who fail to pass written exam or road exam in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test must re-apply for the test after seven days.

  • How will the driving license management system for elderly drivers be implemented?
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    1. The objects for the elderly drivers’ driving license management system are the “drivers who are 75 years old after implementation” and the“drivers who are more than 75 years old and involved with violations or license suspension after implementation date”. Other than passing health examination as one of the reviewing method, drivers also need to pass “cognitive function testing” or submit “certificate of not suffering from moderate dementia or above” before they are allowed to renew a driving license for automobile (motorcycle) with a validity of three years.
    2. For those who failed to pass health examination or cognitive function testing, it means that there will be concern on road safety due to physical and mental conditions of the drivers’ and therefore, the driving license will not be renewed.
    3. If drivers over 75 years old fail to deal with license renewal according to the regulations and are stopped and reporter by the police, a fine of NT$1800~3600 will be imposed due to driving with overdue driving license according to Article 22 of Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act. Drivers will then be forbidden from driving and the license will be withheld.

  • Can people with visual impairment register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    If the naked vision on the better eye of the people with visual impairment is 0.6 or above or 0.8 or above after correction, they can only register light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test. If their visual field is more than 150 degrees, they can register small vehicle ordinary driving license.

  • How I can exchange overseas driving license for domestic driving license?
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    For non-R.O.C. nationals, it shall be handled according to the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
    1. Required documents: It shall be applied for within one year after entry date.
    1) Identity documents (original copy and photocopy).
    2) Entry and exit record.
    a. Nationals with R.O.C. household registration in the Taiwan area should submit national I.D. card or military I.D. card.
    b. People who hold formal driving licenses issued by foreign government, in Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau and have obtained staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 months.
    3) Three one-inch color photos with glossy single-color background, without wearing hat, with clear facial features, bust shot, and were taken within past 2 years. Do not use image synthesis.
    4) Original copy and photocopy of the passport.
    5) Original copy and photocopy of official and valid foreign driving license.
    6) Automobile (motorcycle) driving license registration form with qualified health examination sheet.
    2. Fee:
    Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
    1) If the driving license is in a foreign language except English, a copy of translation in Chinese shall be provided and it must be verified by our embassy, representative office, the office or by domestic public notary.
    2) Driving licenses issued in Mainland China area shall be verified by the institutions established or appointed by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted. After passing written exam, people from Mainland China could apply for the driving license in our country.
    3) Driving licenses issued in Hong Kong or Macau should be verified by the institutions established or appointed in Hong Kong or Macau by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted.
    4) Driving licenses issued by other countries or regions shall be verified by our embassies, representative offices, offices, or other institutions authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or foreign institutions in Taiwan that are authorized by foreign embassies in Taiwan, foreign governments or regions and agreed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in our country for handling the business of document verification.
    5) According to the official letter from Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the principles of handling the exchange of motorcycle driving licenses issued by the governments in our reciprocal countries for the motorcycle driving license in our country are “if the driving license issuing country does not handle it according to the level of engine displacement or horsepower, it can be exchanged to the general heavy motorcycle driving license in our country based on the above regulations. If a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 32 hours but less than 43 hours is provided, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity not exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued. However, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued if a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 43 hours is provided.