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Highway Bureau, MOTC
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.
FAQs
  • Can the disabled with quadriparesis and physical handicap register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    Applicants with no missing trunk and limbs but with functional disability caused by congenital or acquired diseases (such as quadriparesis or physical handicap causing difficulty in standing up or walking) but are able to move independently after installing assistive equipment can register small vehicle driving license test or light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test with automatic transmission cars or customized cars.
    However, applicants who meet one of the following conditions can register light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test with general light or heavy motorcycles or small vehicle driving license test with ordinary vehicles.
     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.

  • Can people with hearing impairment apply for automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    If the hearing loss on the better ear after correction is 90 dB or above for those who have hearing impairment, they can only apply for motorcycle driving license and small vehicle driving license.

  • Can I apply for light motorcycle driving license when I am 16 years old?
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    According to Article 60.1.1 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, applicants who apply for ordinary driving license or motorcycle driving license must be at least 18 years old.
    Currently, there is no regulation about lowering the limitation on age.

  • 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.

  • How can I renew my expired automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    General driving license and motorcycle driving license that are newly-issued or have been granted on or before July 1st, 2013 will be exempted from renewal. (Foreigners who have not obtain alien residence permit, people from Mainland China, residences in Hong Kong or Macau or nationals with no household registration in the Taiwan area who obtain driving license in our country, and those who are punished permanently prohibited from driving license test apply for re-test and obtain one-year driving license shall maintain the regulation of periodic renewal. )
    1. Required documents:
     (1) Original copy of any of the following identity documents:
    National I.D. card, Military I.D. card, alien residence permit or another valid driving license. (Photocopy will be acceptable if the applicant submits the
    application in person.)
     (2) The obtained driving license.
     (3) One one-inch color photo with glossy single-color background, without wearing hat, with clear facial features, bust shot, and was taken within past 2 years. Do not use image synthesis.
    2. Fee: Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
     (1) Please pay off any outstanding fine for violations or road safety seminar penalties before applying for license renewal.
     (2) If the professional driving license is due for the date of reviewing, please deal with the driving license reviewing at the same time.

  • What is the additional item for road test of large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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    1. Other than the original subjects for road test, test of “balance driving on straight line” is added.
    2. The lane used for straight line balance driving is 15 meters in length and 40 centimeters in width. Applicants must not drive through it less than 7 seconds, and both front and rear wheels must be kept within the edge of lane with no foot touching the ground. For those who fail it at the first time, they will be given one additional chance.

  • What are the penalty provisions for the renewal of automobile (motorcycle) driving license or relevant legal regulations?
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    According to Article 52 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, the validity of driving license:
     1. From July 1st, 2013, general driving licenses that are newly issued or have been granted are exempted from periodic renewal. The driving license will continue being valid after expiration and no license renewal will be required. The same rule applies to alien residence permit grained to foreigners.
     2. Drivers who are punished permanently prohibited from driving license test apply for re-test will be granted driving license with one-year validity if they pass the reviewing.
     3. Foreigners, people from Mainland China area, residents in Hong Kong or Macau, or nationals without household registration in the Taiwan area who obtain the driving license in our country shall renew the license every 6 years.
     4. Drivers at a specific age or above who apply to another rule for the validity of driving license and license renewal should follow the additional rule accordingly.
     5. Vehicle drivers shall apply for license renewal to the highway supervision authority within one month before or after expiration. Except the provision of exemption from license renewal specified above, drivers who fail to renew the license after expiration shall not be allowed to drive.
    According to Article 22 of Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, a fine of NT$1800~3600 will be imposed if driving with overdue driving. Drivers will then be forbidden from driving and the license will be withheld.

  • What kind of condition is applicable for applicants to require oral test replacing written exam during the automobile(motorcycle) driving license test?
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    Written exam can be replaced with oral test. If the applicants are deaf-mutes, sign language can be used instead.

  • What is the qualification required for large heavy motorcycle driving license test?
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    Following qualifications are required for large heavy motorcycle driving license test:
    1. Age: Applicants who apply for large heavy motorcycle driving license must be at least 20 years old; no limitation for the maximum age.
    2. Experience: Applicants who apply for large heavy motorcycle driving license must have general heavy motorcycle driving license for more than one year as well as certificate of training completion at driving training institutions that are legally registered.
    3. Physical fitness: Applicants who apply for large heavy motorcycle driving license must pass physical fitness test.

  • How can I extend my professional automobile driving license when I am 60 years old?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) Original driving license.
     (2) Original I.D. card or one photocopy of front side and back side of I.D. card.
     (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) Qualified “health examination form for professional automobile drivers over 60 years old” issued by hospitals approved by the central health competent authority.
    2. Fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
     Professional drivers who are 60 years old can renew the license with validity of one year until 65 years old if passing health examination according to Article 64-1 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety. Professional drivers who are more than 65 years old can renew the license with small vehicle professional driving license of one-year validity if the driver is not punished with license withdrawal or suspension in the previous year and have passed health examination according to Article 64-1 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety; until 68 years old.