An image of an LTA officer checking the undercarriage of a Mazda RX8 with a flashlight is circulating on WhatsApp group chats and social media. In the image (see full image below), we can tell that this incident happened sometime at night and it's at a HDB estate.
Image taken from Roads.sg
Just so you know, LTA officers are obligated to come down and visit you whenever they receive a complaint about your vehicle. It could be illegal parking matters or of course illegal modifications, which is exactly what the LTA officer is checking for in the image.
The best part about these visits is that you won’t even know about them! Upon inspection and if found guilty of modification violations, you’ll only hear about their visit through a letter from LTA accompanied with a fine/summon that will probably tear a hole through your *censored*.
Why people want to “sabo” you
If you’ve done modifications to your car and someone made a complaint against you, it could be a couple of reasons
1. They have nothing better to do and damn cb
2. They cannot tolerate the disturbance your car causes to the neighbourhood
Generally when people complain, it’s because of No.2.
What should you do if you don’t want people to call the polis?
LTA has very clear guidelines as to what modifications need or don’t need LTA’s approval. They’ve also included modifications that are specifically not allowed. Everything else not mentioned, is fair game.
Taken from LTA.gov.sg
Keep within the guidelines and LTA won’t touch your car.
As you can see, not everyone appreciates how loud your vehicles are. Especially in residential areas. Like, why? Louder isn’t always better.
Facebook comments and feature image taken from Roads.sg
Also, we aren't in America where we can own the car for a lifetime. It's just a 10-year lease! Don't need mod lah!
Call 1800 2255 582 for the LTA customer service hotline if a car is disrupting your peace.