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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 procedures are required to apply for motorcycle driving license test?
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    1. Health examination.
    2. Test application (registration).
    3. Written exam (traffic regulations).
    4. Road test (applicants can bring their own motorcycle).
    5. Collecting your driving license.

  • Does any other country also use similar cognitive function testing to monitor elderly drivers’ driving licenses?
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    Yes. Japan has fast and serious population aging issue. In 2014, the ratio of the elderly causing accidents was enhanced to 20.4% and drivers over 65 years old accounted for 1/5 of the accidents. In order to reduce the driving risk of the elderly, Japan started to implement seminar preparation check on drivers more than 75 years old who apply for license renewal, specifically cognitive function testing.

  • How can I apply for the change of address on the driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) Original copy of national I.D. card or household registration certificate (plus other photo identity documents, such national health insurance card, passport, military I.D. card or driving license) or original copy of alien residence permit.
    2) The obtained original copy of driving license.
    3) For change application by post, please provide one photocopy of front side and back side of driving license for the supervision authority to write down the new address according to I.D. provided on the column of “address change” on the photocopy of the driving license.
    2. Bring all the required documents to the service desk at the highway supervision authority, pick up a number and wait for your turn, or submit the application by post.
    3. Notes:
    1) Please pay off the fines if there is any violation of road traffic management.
    2) License renewal will be required if the column of “address change” on the back of the driving license is full and please pay NT$50. An additional fee of NT$200 for license renewal will be imposed if the driving license is due.

  • Can the disabled with quadriparesis and physical handicap register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    The trunk and limbs are not lacking, but those who suffer from congenital or acquired diseases causing dysfunction (such as incomplete paralysis of the limbs, trunk dysfunction causing difficulty in standing or walking, etc.) are able to move independently after being equipped with assistive devices. Gear-shifted vehicles or specially-made vehicles apply for a small vehicle driving license and a light or ordinary heavy-duty locomotive driving license; applicants for a large-scale heavy-duty locomotive driving license are limited to vehicles with automatic gear shifting or special-made vehicles with modified accelerator and brake systems. However, those who meet one of the following conditions can apply for a locomotive driving license for general motorcycles, or apply for a small car driving license for ordinary cars:

    1.Who can walk independently without assistive equipment or other people’s assistance.

    2.Who can squat down and stand up freely.

    3.Who can operate ordinary vehicles without modification freely.

  • What procedures are required to apply for vehicle driving license test?
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    1. Health examination and physical fitness test.
    2. Learner’s permit (not applicable to the advanced test).
    3. Test application (registration).
    4. Written exam (including traffic regulations and mechanical knowledge; exam for mechanical knowledge will be waived for those who apply for general driving license).
    5. Road test.
    6. Collecting your driving license.

  • Does any data show the risk of senior citizens’ driving (accident rate) is getting higher and higher? What are the measures taken by the government?
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    1. According to the statistics done by National Police Agency, the traffic accidents in A1 category involved with elderly drivers more than 75 years old grew from 97 cases in 2012 to 103 cases in 2016. Take the traffic accident on A1 roads (caused the death of people at site or within 24 hours) in 2016 for an example, the number of deaths was higher in age group of 75-79 and 20-24. The top three violations committed by elderly drivers were “making a turn or changing lane without following the rules”, “running a red light”, and “failing to fasten seat belt or wear helmet according to the rules”.
    2. The further analysis on A1 roads traffic accidents in 2016 revealed the number of drivers between 75 and 80 years old involving automobile accidents was the second highest among all the age groups in terms of the number of driving license holders accounts for in their age group. The number of drivers involving motorcycle accidents accounts for the driving license holders in that age group was the highest among all the age groups. It is obviously that we shall pay more attention on the road safety caused by elderly drivers.
    3. Currently, a policy that encourages the elderly to hand in their driving licenses is in place. From July 2017, a review is carried out on “drivers who are 75 years old after the implementation date” and “drivers who are over 75 years old and involved with violations or license suspension after implementation date”. Other than passing “health examination”, they must pass “cognitive function testing” or submit “certificate of not suffering from moderate dementia or above”.

  • How can I deal with health examination and physical fitness test?
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    1.Application procedure:

    1)One “automobile (motorcycle) driving license registration form” (health examination form); please fill out the personal information required in the form carefully and paste 2 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.

    2)Health examination and physical fitness test shall be done by public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority.

    2.Approval standard:

    1)Health examination:

    i.Vision: Naked vision on both eyes is 0.6 or above, and the vision on each eye is 05 or above or vision on both eyes after correction is 0.8 or above, and vision on each eye is 0.6 or above.

    ii.Color vision: Able to distinguish red color, yellow color, and green color.

    iii.Hearing: Able to distinguish sounds.

    iv.Limbs: Healthy without any missing.

    v.Mobility: Nimble body and limb joint movement.

    vi.Disease: No following diseases:

    (1). Epilepsy. However, this restriction does not apply to those who have been issued a diagnosis certificate of no seizures in the last two years or more by a physician in a medical institution.

    (2). There are objective facts sufficient to determine that his physical and mental condition may affect driving, and he has been diagnosed and determined by a specialist physician.

    (3). Other diseases that can affect driving.

    vii.Others: No alcohol, anesthetic and stimulant poisoning.

    2)Physical fitness test:

    i.Left and right visual fields are all above 150 degrees.

    ii.No night blindness.

    3.Validity: Within one year after the examination passing date; it will not be effective if overdue.

    4.Fee: NT$150.

  • How can the original vehicle owner (the seller) apply for revocation against vehicle ownership transferring resistance if the buyer didn’t carry out transfer registration after the vehicle has been transferred?
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    Required documents:
    1. The seller’ s original copy of national I.D. card (in individual’s name); official letters issued by the competent authority for the approval of the company’s or establishment’s registration (please enclose registration form if it is a company) or registration certificate issued by the competent authority for the company’s or the establishment’s and seal (in the company’s name).
    2. Seal.
    3. Original new vehicle license plate registration form.
    4. Newspaper used for notice or delivered legal attest little through post office for transfer registration.
    B. Place of application:
    Please deal with it at the counter for change in the highway supervision authority.
    C. Notes:
    1. Companies and establishments that submit photocopies of above documents for verification must provide a copy of the latest business tax payment certificate.
    2. Please pay off any outstanding penalty for violation first as well as overdue vehicle license tax and fuel tax (please enclose payment receipt if it has been paid within the past two months).
    3. If the buyer still doesn’t carry out transfer registration one week after the notice posted on the newspaper or after the legal attest little through post office (must be confirmed the delivery), the original vehicle owner (the seller) can apply for revocation.
    4. The revocation against vehicle ownership transferring resistance must be handled at the local motor vehicles office that the vehicle registered.
    ※Please deal with above business at business counter at the Motor Vehicles Office at your local area, and the address can be found from the following website:
    https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-emv/news/office
    Some of our offices only provide parts of the service items, and please do call the office before visiting.

  • How can I renew the vehicle registration certificate when it is expired?
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    Type of vehicle:
    From January 1st, 2013, the following vehicles are exempted from the renewal of the certificate:
    1. Vehicle registration certificate for private automobile except school bus, children-only bus, and ambulance.
    2. Vehicle registration certificate for motorcycles.
    3. Private trailer permit
    B. Required documents:
    1. Vehicle registration certificate.
    2. Compulsory automobile liability insurance certificate (with validity more than 30 days).
    C. Place of application:
    Counters for vehicle certificate renewal at each highway supervision authority or submit the application through internet, phone message, convenience store or by post (should pay for handling charge and postage for registered mail.
    D. Fees:
    NT$200
    E. Notes:
    1. Vehicle registration certificate should be renewed every three years.
    2. Please pay off any outstanding penalty for violation first as well as overdue vehicle license tax and fuel tax (please enclose payment receipt if it has been paid within the past two months). (For vehicle license tax, it is based on advice for payment.)
    3. If the vehicle has not been inspected by the deadline, applicants shall first carry out vehicle inspection.
    4. According to the provision of Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance Act, no vehicle registration certificate will be renewed if the validity of compulsory automobile liability certificate is less than 30 days.
    ※Please deal with above business at business counter at the Motor Vehicles Office at your local area, and the address can be found from the following website:
    https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-emv/news/office

  • How can I apply for the reissuance of automobile or motorcycle vehicle registration certificate if it is damaged or lost?
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    Required documents:
    1. Original copy of vehicle owner’s national I.D. card (or military services I.D. card or alien residence permit) (in individual’s name); official letters issued by the competent authority for the approval of the company’s or establishment’s registration (please enclose registration form if it is a company) or registration certificate issued by the competent authority for the company’s or the establishment’s (in the company’s name).
    2. Compulsory automobile liability insurance certificate (with validity more than 30 days).
    3. Seal (only applicable to cross-district application).
    B. Place of application:
    Please deal with it at the counter for change in the highway supervision authority.
    C. Fees:
    Vehicle registration certificate for automobile: NT$200
    Vehicle registration certificate for motorcycle: NT$150
    D. Notes:
    1. Companies and establishments that submit photocopies of above documents for verification must provide a copy of the latest business tax payment certificate.
    2. Please pay off any outstanding penalty for violation first as well as overdue vehicle license tax and fuel tax (please enclose payment receipt if it has been paid within the past two months).
    3. According to the provision of Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance Act, no vehicle registration certificate will be reissued if the validity of compulsory automobile liability certificate is less than 30 days.
    4. If the automobile and large heavy motorcycle have not been inspected by the deadline, applicants shall first carry out vehicle inspection.
    ※Please deal with above business at business counter at the Motor Vehicles Office at your local area, and the address can be found from the following website:
    https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-emv/news/office