Q2. Can taxi drivers wear slippers when driving? Can taxi drivers be barefoot?
No. A taxi driver shall be clean and tidy in his person and adequately clothed: see Regulation 45(1)(b) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374D).
Wearing slippers or being barefoot are not “clean”, “tidy” or “adequately clothed”.
Any person who without reasonable excuse contravenes any of the provisions of, or any requirement under, regulation 45(1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $3,000 and to imprisonment for 6 months: see Regulation 57(1) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374D).