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  1. I know the marketing team was popping bottles when the videos came out on social media. What happened? A convoy of modded (modified) cars were promoting the premiere of Fast X, the tenth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. Some pretty cool cars took part, an assortment of GTR R35s and Ford Mustangs among others. However, in true Fast & Furious fashion, some complications happened. On their way to the movie, the convoy was stopped by traffic police and LTA, who happened to be there to conduct routine checks. Despite the hold up, the cars passed inspection and eventually arrived at Shaw Theatres for the premiere of the movie. According to Facebook user Daryl Giam, it was an official event organised by Vos Automotive, The Next Thing, AutoCulture Singapore & United International Pictures Singapore. Online chatter Oddly enough there were quite a few people disliking the cars. Like almost all the comments were calling for the cars to be taken away. Writer's thoughts - Why so salty? ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  2. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/two-new-mrt-stations-for-north-south-line-by-mid-2030s-potential-new-rail-line Why government hate the west so much? I really thought the next line will be serving the west to city.
  3. Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/lta-tweaks-calculation-of-commercial-vehicle-coe-quota-to-even-out-supply SINGAPORE - Buyers of commercial vehicles can expect less fluctuation in the supply of certificates of entitlement (COEs) for such vehicles, after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) revised the way it calculates the quota available for bidding. The LTA now takes the average number of commercial vehicle registrations under the Early Turnover Scheme (ETS) from the previous four quarters, or 12 months, to calculate the COE supply for each three-month quota period, starting with the current quota for May to July 2023. Previously, it used the number of ETS registrations from the previous three months. The LTA told The Straits Times that the change “provides more stability to our COE supply and reduces the likelihood of ETS numbers exceeding deregistrations in a single quarter”. There would have been zero commercial vehicle COEs available for tender from May to July 2023 if the LTA had not modified its method for calculating COE supply for this category. This is because the number of ETS registrations from January to March 2023 – used to calculate the COE supply for May to July – exceeded the number of scrapped commercial vehicles captured in the formula after taking away the contribution to Open category COE. The number of ETS registrations was unusually high in March 2023, with 1,482 such registrations out of 2,512 recorded in the first three months of this year. With the change, ETS registration figures will be recorded in the same way as vehicle deregistrations in the COE supply calculation. The LTA began using the average number of vehicles deregistered in the past four quarters to calculate COE supply starting with the quota for February to April 2023. The number of commercial vehicle COEs available for tender is driven primarily by two components: the number of vehicles that were scrapped, which forms the basis of the upcoming COE supply, and ETS registrations, which is deducted from the deregistration figure. Under the current policy, the supply of commercial vehicle COEs is allowed to grow by 0.25 per cent a year. This is set to remain until January 2025. Under the ETS, the owner of an older commercial vehicle can switch to a new one with cleaner emissions by paying a discounted rate of the COE price instead of having to bid for a new one. The exact amount payable depends on the existing vehicle model and the replacement model that will be registered under the scheme. The current iteration of ETS kicked in on April 1, 2023, and expires on March 31, 2025. In 2021 and 2022, ETS registrations outnumbered commercial vehicle registrations using new COEs. The trend continued in the first three months of 2023, where 2,512 ETS registrations represented 86.03 per cent of the 2,920 commercial vehicle registrations for the period. The dominance of the ETS route to register new commercial vehicles in the first quarter of 2023 may have been driven by the general shortage of commercial COEs available for tender when dealers were rushing to register vehicles before April 1, 2023. The date was when incentives under the Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme were halved for some vehicles from $30,000 to $15,000. The ETS benefit was also reduced. In the case of light commercial vehicles, retiring an old van with Euro III emission levels for a new, lower emission model such as a Suzuki Every after the switchover would see the ETS incentive reduced from 45 per cent to 20 per cent. A stricter emission test protocol also came into force. Mr Neo Tiam Ting, director of Think One, which deals in commercial vehicles, said there was a big rush in March for ETS-eligible vehicles that can be used to register new vans before April 1. This has since subsided. In the current three-month period till July, there is a monthly average of 137 commercial vehicle COEs available for tender. This was an increase of 59.3 per cent over the monthly average of 86 such COEs in the previous three months. The price of commercial vehicle COEs has risen significantly, hitting a record high of $91,101 in March 2023. It was $48,889 in March 2022. With the current elevated COE prices, the resale value of a used vehicle in the open market can be higher than the revised ETS incentive. This makes it difficult for motor traders to source ETS-eligible vehicles for buyers keen to grow their fleet. Between 2013 and 2022, ETS has accounted for 63,449 commercial vehicle registrations, compared with the 61,866 units that were put on the road with new COEs in the same period. In November 2022, the LTA and National Environment Agency announced that ETS for light commercial vehicles will end on March 31, 2025. The agencies said they would be looking at other means to encourage owners to switch out of older commercial vehicles and buses.
  4. TL;DR - Smelly reputation of Yishun persists after cam car spots contradicting road marking and signage. So can only turn left or can also turn right? Watch this 46-second clip of a confused driver not knowing which signage to follow. https://www.facebook.com/reel/514684020845464 What happened? Cam car was puzzled as to which directional signage he should follow - the one on the road or the informative road sign in his direct line of sight. Even if you don’t drive, it is a no-brainer to realise that they are contradicting. One says to only turn left, whilst the other says you can turn right too. And of course, this had to happen at none other than the infamous neighbourhood, Yishun. Online Chatter Hopefully LTA can investigate this soon to not mislead more drivers. Indeed, Yishun never disappoints. Weird things one can only find in Yishun. I wonder what happens if a ‘goondu’ driver actually turns right and goes head on with another vehicle. Is the blame on the driver for having less of an IQ or on LTA for being careless? ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  5. Not the first time similar news (ideas or patent been used by agency) has surfaced on the web. The last was a case with Mindef, for a first-aid vehicle, if my memory don't fails me. About the parking app, without looking at the photo, PP Coupon may have a different meaning to some, especially when Josephine Teo comes into the picture. 😁 Source: https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2023/02/20/nanyang-polytechnic-students-created-parking-app-in-2013-but-were-allegedly-told-by-authorities-that-the-idea-was-not-feasible/ In a recent development, it has been revealed via a tip-off from a member of the public that a team of students from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) were the first to come up with a parking app in Singapore back in 2013, way before students from Temasek Polytechnic claimed the title in 2016, as reported in a 2019 TOC report. The team of third-year students from NYP utilized data provided by government agencies to create the parking app, called “PP-Coupon”. The app aimed to replace traditional paper-based coupons, which were seen as a hassle for users and wasteful in terms of paper usage. Lim Sheng Han, a team member of the NYP project, said to the media in 2013, “Purchasing a coupon and calculating the likely time of parking has always been a hassle. Furthermore, we use a lot of paper when tearing up the coupons. We hope that this app can help to save such wastage.” With their parking app, the team won second place in the student categories at the inaugural PlugFest International Programming Competition in February 2013 and received praise from Mrs Josephine Teo, who was then Minister of State for the Ministry of Transport. Mrs Teo said during the awards presentation, “We don’t want to have to worry about the time limit of our parking coupons during our visits to our families and be unable to enjoy the time with them.” In the same month, the team also won second place at Isobar Create, the first Near Field Communication (NFC)-themed 32-hour hackathon. Similar to the current app “Parking.sg” that Singapore uses, the app by the NYP students also uses Global-Positioning-System for positioning. The NFC sticker on the car is meant to identify the parked vehicle in the system, while the current app just allows the user to type in the vehicle number — a difference that could be tweaked easily. The team shared that they pitched the app to the Urban Development Board (URA) and Housing Development Board (HDB) and was later visited by URA at the polytechnic in February 2013. However, after a presentation to the visiting officials, they were informed that the idea would no longer be valid as Singapore was set to roll out a new ERP system that would eliminate coupon payments for parking. The NYP team did not continue with the project, as it required the support of authorities to launch and kick-off. A few years later, in his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the launch of a new mobile app that would change how people pay for parking in Singapore. The app was developed by a team at GovTech, and it allowed users to pay for parking via their mobile phones, eliminating the need for physical coupons. The app was created with the support of the Ministry of National Development (MND), URA, and HDB – the same agencies that had earlier told the NYP students that their project was not feasible. When TOC managed to contact one of the team members, he said, “Initially, in 2013, when they told us abt ERP 2.0, we accepted the fact as since there is a new system coming up soon to replace and change the existing system. “But when I saw the news abt Parking.SG – I was very indignant as I started to question why didn’t URA tell them about the ERP 2.0.?” “Where is ERP 2.0 that was informed by URA that is abt to phase in? And why is the app so similar to ours?” questioned the team member. TOC has written to MND for its comments and will include them when they respond.
  6. TL;DR - A Toyota Hiace with illegal modifications refused to stop and even sped off from the Traffic Police. [UPDATE 15/02/23, Wednesday] - Mission to escape the traffic police failed as the Toyota Hiace was found abandoned in one of the multi-storey car parks in Yishun. MIA driver though. Watch these two videos fresh out the oven of the great escapade by the van driver. Part 2 Part 3 After beating the red light, speeding against the traffic and fleeing from the police, the van was finally found stranded in a MSCP. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the movies, high-speed police chases are often thrilling and sometimes explosive, but on the streets of Singapore it is a different story. Want to be fast and furious, at least not with a van lah… Watch this 36-second video to see just how fast this van accelerated to evade the traffic police. What happened? A Toyota Hiace was caught zooming across the not-so-empty road in Yishun, with a traffic police chasing closely from behind. Rumors have it that the van was carrying drugs, which caused his fight-or-flight response to bolt off. Surely something’s sus about the van driver, be it the illegal modifications of his van, carrying drugs or whatnot. No matter what, he is definitely getting charged for traffic violations - it is against the law to elude any authorized (police) officer. Online Chatter Even a Ferrari cannot outdrive Singapore’s traffic police, did this van driver really think he had a chance? Bo beh zao man... Takeaway Never think you can outwin the SPF. Be a safe driver, do the right things and you won’t fear seeing the law enforcers. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  7. COE is 33years old... LTA still cannot get its act together. adjusting and adjusting... a thermostat is cheaper and faster.... https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/lta-adjust-coe-quota-calculation-reduce-supply-volatility-3219981 SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Friday (Jan 20) that it would be adjusting the method for computing Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota available for bidding. The adjustment - six months after a similar move last year - is to "further reduce the quarter-on-quarter volatility of COE supply", said LTA. With effect from Feb 1, the number of COEs available for bidding in each quarter will be the rolling average of the number of vehicles deregistered over the previous four quarters, instead of two. For example, the number of COEs for the upcoming quarter of February to April will be 25 per cent of the number of vehicles deregistered from January 2022 to December 2022. The number of COEs for the next quarter - May to July - will be 25 per cent of the number of vehicles deregistered from April 2022 to March 2023. The start of each new COE quota bidding period will continue to be one month after the close of each calendar quarter. COE QUOTA FOR FEBRUARY TO APRIL The COE quota for February to April will be 9,437. This is a 3.4 per cent increase from the 9,128 COEs in the previous quarter. Bidding under the upcoming quota will start on Feb 6, said LTA . Under the previous method, the quota for the February to April period would have been a lower figure of 8,695, a difference of 7.9 per cent or 742 COEs. The next quota announcement for the bidding period of May to July will be made in April. After the adjustment in calculation method last year, experts told CNA that COE price peaks would not be as high as they would be under the current counting method. However, COE price troughs will also not be as low as they would have been.
  8. Hi bros, Bought a 2nd hand car, detected catalytic converter has been cut and welded at STA. Dealer said he will fit back original exhaust for me to pass LTA inspection. What should I do? STA mechanic mentioned in order to pass, they must not see any signs of welding..
  9. TL;DR - Bentley driver was caught driving against the flow of traffic, leaving traces of leaked fuel. He was eventually arrested after police reports were made. There's just endless outrageous/appalling road incidents in Singapore. Typically, it'll either be a road rage confrontation or some sort of chain collision - which isn’t too surprising since Singaporeans are just really 'kiasu' creatures to begin with. One 'chiong', all follow suit. But this accident is quite a rare occurrence. Watch this 76-second video to see how this Bentley went against traffic flow, thinking this is his grandfather’s road. What happened? Cam-car reported that the Bentley driver drove against traffic along CTE and mounted a kerb at Ang Mo Kio before getting arrested. At the same time, his very ‘huat’ car also had some type of fluid (most likely petrol?) leaking all the way back to 6 Jalan Angklong, presumably his residence. SCDF and Traffic Police arrived after a police report was made. It is unclear what happened after. But either way, I don’t know if there’s any valid or near-valid excuse for this. Online Chatter Seems like netizens have come to a consensus that the Bentley driver drink-drove. What do you think? Let us know in the comment box! ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  10. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/vehicle-buyers-to-pay-more-as-lta-increases-its-fees-registration-fee-up-59-per-cent-to-350 In a letter sent on Dec 5 to motor traders, which was obtained by The Straits Times, the LTA said 25 fees and charges will rise from Dec 19. They include fees for vehicle registration as well as those for certificate of entitlement (COE) transfers, vehicle-type approvals and vehicle recall notifications. LTA said the hikes were necessary to keep up with administrative costs, adding that the last revision was in 2017. Most fees will be increased by between 10 and 25 per cent, with the vehicle registration fee seeing the sharpest spike at 59 per cent. This fee, which is payable each time a new vehicle is registered for use in Singapore, will go up from $220 to $350. It was raised periodically over the years. The fee was $140 in 2000 and then increased to $220 in 2017 – a 57 per cent hike. For motorcycles, the registration fee was $5 before 1998. Given that 45,000 to 125,000 new vehicles are registered each year, the increase in the registration fee alone could add $5.9 million to $16.3 million to LTA’s revenue. Motor traders were surprised by the LTA move, which comes as COE premiums remain at near record levels and core inflation stays high. Mr Neo Nam Heng, chairman of diversified motor group Prime, said: “Everything is increasing – from vehicle inspection to chicken rice. This will only add to costs, which may be passed on to consumers.” Mr Nicholas Wong, general manager of Honda agent Kah Motor, said: “I think in this period of high COE prices and poor market sentiment, it is bad timing for the increase.” An ST report showed that car buyers have been shying away from showrooms amid sky-high COE prices, with scores of car sales staff leaving the industry as well. Added Mr Wong: “The most impactful is the increase in registration fee from $220 to $350 – this is a 59 per cent jump! I think it’s not justifiable, and adds to the inflation rate. Dealers will have to absorb these costs.” Mr Neo Tiam Ting, director of parallel importer Think One, said: “Under current costing, there would be no change. But moving forward, when dealers redo their costing, they will include this increase. Most dealers include it (the registration fee) in the packaged price.” Mr Norman Lee, a director at motorcycle retailer Race Werks, said: “Isn’t it ironic that most LTA services are already digitised, online or self-service. “Yet, over the years, such costs have had to rise, instead of falling because of cost savings and increased productivity?”
  11. If I have a new car, how often do i need to go for vehicle inspection? How much will it cost and where are the inspection centres?
  12. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/taxi-driver-given-warning-lta-after-failing-search-vehicle-personal-items-left-passenger-3060091 SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has agreed to review a rule where taxi drivers are required to search their vehicle for any items left behind by the passengers after a trip. The National Taxi Association (NTA) and National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) had reached out to LTA for an explanation and clarification after one taxi driver received a written warning by LTA for "having failed to search the vehicle for any property accidentally left behind by the hirer", said Yeo Wan Ling, Director of NTUC U SME and U Women and Family in a Facebook post on Friday (Nov 11). Ms Yeo, who is also adviser to NTA and NPHVA, added that the associations reached out to LTA after drivers gave feedback and expressed concerns about the incident. "Like our taxi and (private-hire vehicle) driving community, the NTA and NPHVA are concerned about the warning received by the driver and we reached out to the LTA for an explanation and clarifications on behalf of our P2P community," she said. LTA clarified that this is a long-standing rule and serves as a good practice on the part of the driver, she added. WARNING LETTER WITHDRAWN LTA has decided to withdraw the warning letter to the taxi driver and shared that its intent was to "remind the driver on such good practices", said Ms Yeo. An earlier Facebook post made by user Ong Boon showed a letter from LTA dated Oct 26 stating that the driver had made an appeal against the warning to the transport authority through Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling on Oct 11. According to the letter, an investigation by LTA showed that on Jul 9 at about 1.26pm, the driver had failed to search his taxi for any items left by the passenger after the trip. "Hence, our investigation finds you liable for the offence of 'Failing to search vehicle for any property accidentally left by the hirer' under rule 39(1) of the (Road Traffic Rules)," the letter stated. Ms Tin, who is MP for Macpherson, said in a Facebook post on Friday that she had made two appeals on behalf of Mr Ong, who was also a resident of her constituency. "Along with my second appeal days ago, I separately asked LTA based on what did they conclude that my resident didn’t search the vehicle," she said. Rule 39(1) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Vocational Licences and Conduct of Drivers, Conductors, Trishaw Riders and Passengers) states that immediately or before the end of the journey, the driver of a vehicle should search his vehicle for any property left behind. The letter also noted that a written warning was issued to the driver on Sep 28. It stated that LTA was "satisfied" with the investigation findings that the driver was liable for the offence and was hence unable to rescind the warning. NO DRIVERS PROSECUTED Ms Yeo's post also said that LTA has never prosecuted any driver for such breaches. "Going forward, the LTA agreed to review the continued relevance of this rule together with stakeholders." The Associations and the National Trades Union Congress believe that the safety of our drivers must be a top priority, she said, adding that the drivers' work conditions often do not allow them to "search for items accidentally left behind by hirers" safety and effectively. "While it is a good practice to have, it should not be an obligation that attracts penalties. "We thank the LTA for withdrawing the letter of warning to our driver and will continue to work together with the LTA and other stakeholders to support our drivers." Ms Tin said she is glad that LTA has acceded to her appeal and will be withdrawing the warning to Mr Ong. "I appreciate LTA’s willingness to review the matter and thank NTUC & the Associations for championing this as well."
  13. The Review On 1 October 2021, a government panel, Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP), has produced a set of recommendations to review regulations to enhance road safety. The recommendations consist of the following rules and guidelines: To continue allowing cyclists to ride abreast in a maximum of 2 on roads with two or more lanes. Introduce a rule for on-road cycling groups, for them to limit their group length to 5 bicycles. Essentially, this means a limit of five cyclists in a single file or ten cyclists when riding abreast. Introduce a guideline to ensure a safe distance of 2 lamp posts (30 metres) between riding groups. Introduce a guideline in the Highway Code and driving test handbooks that require motorists to have a minimum passing distance of 1.5 metres when passing cyclists. Highly encourage cyclists to sign up for third-party liability insurance. When involved in an accident, third-party insurance will compensate for victims and protect cyclists from potentially expensive claims. Source: https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/ltagov/getting_around/active_mobility/rules_public_education/rules_code_of_conduct/pdf/2021-10_amap_report_for_the_review_of_on-road_safety.pdf My Two Cents After reading the recommended rules and guidelines, certain thoughts came to my mind: For recommendations 1 – 3, is there a point behind it? After all, what is the point if cyclists don’t adhere to these recommendations? Unless they are caught in the act of flouting these rules and guidelines, matters will remain the status quo. Besides, recommendations 1 – 3 will only be effective when proper enforcement is present. And this, unfortunately, is a hard nut to crack. Recommendation 4 will be only and most effective when implemented – but why? Well, it is pretty simple. It is easier to take enforcement actions against motorists than cyclists, as motorists must be licensed and officially registered with government bodies. Hence, it makes motorists more accountable for any actions committed by them. Lastly, recommendation 5 is the most perplexing recommendation of them all. Considering a significant number of citizens have no insurance coverage, the tendency to take up third-party liability insurance for cycling is going to be pretty damn low too. Conclusion Nothing spells ineffectiveness more than this proposed set of recommendations, which practically solves none of the issues at hand. Instead, the proposed recommendation aims to tackle every other matter, except that one crucial matter – Holding cyclists accountable for their actions. Netizens' Comments This basically summarises all the issues at hand. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
  14. Thought it is interesting to note that there are laws for cycling in Singapore. Not sure if cyclist are aware of them as I often see "professional" looking cyclists riding in 2 or 3 abreast or weaving in and out of heavy traffic. Hopefully more drivers and cyclists can be aware of these relatively simple laws so that the roads can be a more pleasant environment. :) Extracted from: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohs/safetyforeveryon...n%20Cycling.pdf http://www.pedal.sg/pedal/Singapore_Laws.html 1. These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules. Definitions. 2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires
  15. On 11th May 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) uploaded a video onto their official Facebook page featuring the Commander of Traffic Police, SAC Gerald Lim. Spanning 4 minutes, the video takes on the latest amendments to the Road Traffic Act and other traffic-related matters. Key amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1. Illegal speed trials An illegal speed trial is defined by a trial where two or more vehicles compete at high speeds through a stretch of road. As noted in the video, vehicles that are involved in illegal speed trials may also be illegally modified to go faster, which is an offence on its own. For first-time offenders, individuals will face a fine of up to $5,000, up to 12 months of imprisonment or both. Repeat offenders will face a jail sentence of up to 24 months, a fine of $10,000 or both. Additionally, MHA announces that the vehicle forfeiture routine for illegal speed trials will be amended to make it non-mandatory. This means that if an offender is not the owner of the vehicle involved in an illegal speed trial, and if an offender had used the vehicle without the owner’s consent, there will be no forfeiture of the vehicle to the state. This will ensure that the forfeiture regime is consistent with other offences. 2. Pretending to be the offending driver Under the new amendments, it is now an offence to defeat the course of justice by asking someone else to pretend to be the offending driver for various situations. This involves not just the individual who is facing the penalties on behalf of someone else, but also the individual who is asking someone else to face the penalties on their behalf. The penalty for this offence includes facing imprisonment for up to 12 months, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. Offenders will also be disqualified from driving. 3. Road rage While road rage has been steadily declining in recent years, this uncouth behaviour still exists among local drivers. As such, MHA is introducing new laws to make it easier for motorists who commit this offence to be completely disqualified from driving. According to a CNA article, this new amendment includes license disqualification for all offences under any written law committed in the context of road rage. These offences include voluntarily causing hurt, causing death by negligent act and wrongful restraint. For motorists who find themselves a victim of a road-rage offence, SAC Gerald advises drivers to: 1. Remain calm 2. Avoid an exchange of words 3. Apologise to diffuse the situation 4. Call the authorities if the offender continues to be hostile Additional amendments MHA has also introduced minor amendments with regards to road safety. 1. Driving license suspensions Under the new amendment, there is no need for secondary legislation to prescribe the circumstances and suspension lengths for future suspensions of driving licenses. This is to provide more operational flexibility. 2. Enhanced criminal penalties Enhanced criminal penalties for serious traffic offences and repeat offenders will only apply to individuals who have been convicted on at least 2 previous instances. This would mean that drivers who have been charged and convicted of the same offence before will face the enhanced penalties, even if the maximum penalty for the offence is lower. 3. Taking compounded offences into account for court sentencing With the new amendment, the court will be able to take into account any traffic offence compounded after 2019 as aggravating factors during sentencing. What are your thoughts on the new amendments? Should there be more done to ensure greater traffic safety on our roads? For further clarification on the new amendments, you can read the full article on Channel News Asia.
  16. onemotoring is changing its domain name! Lai!!! Let's make a guess! - iMotoring.gov.sg - sgmotoring.gov.sg - justdrivelah.gov.sg
  17. Motorists beware Due to the rain? I usually report to one service app n the patch is done within the day or two days But the weather has been erratic of late so not sure if that's affecting road patches This one looks like ubi/Eunos I think this one near at tampines/simei?
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTXdDSNjv48 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/08/darker-rear-windows-now-an-option/ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/11/police-accept-governments-decision-on-new-tint-ruling/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnSuioVSdwA This Malaysian car reviewer explained it logically. I wonder if these jiuhu vehicles were to come across here to SG. So how would our LTA response to this?
  19. My indented car was here since end of July 2015 and still pending for the VITAS inspection Is there any way we can expedite this?
  20. sgroadaccidents - hold a wake by the roadside and taking up a full lane of the two lane road 3nov2020 lentor loop member of public question the approval of the permit to hold a wake by the roadside and taking up a full lane of the two lane road quoted According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), if a bereaved family intends to hold a wake in a landed property and needs to use part of the road outside the house, a permit from the Traffic Police is required. The funeral director responsible for the wake can handle the applications with the relevant authorities. On Oct 25, I came across a wake along Lentor Loop towards the direction of Lentor Road. This wake was located neither within the premises of a property nor on a road linked to a unit. The wake took up almost a full lane of the main road. It was puzzling to see a wake occupying a main thoroughfare used by residents of Lentor Crescent, Lentor Vale, Lentor Street and Lentor Place. SMRT bus service 825 also plies along this road every 10 to 20 minutes. It should be clear to the authorities that a wake that takes up one full lane of the main road on Lentor Loop is inappropriate and constitutes a safety hazard to road users. Could the Traffic Police and the relevant authorities provide the rationale and reasons for granting the application to hold a wake on Lentor Loop? This would help Singaporeans better understand the government policy on the matter and the requirements for holding a wake within a private estate, as well as how any inconvenience and disamenities to the residents and road users will be minimised. As a small and densely populated city state, there will always be competing requirements for space to meet Singapore’s various development needs. Thus, it is paramount that NEA and the relevant authorities can expedite the upcoming development of four funeral parlour sites. The Government said last year this will be done over the next decade. I hope that the authorities can complete and launch the four new funeral parlours within the next five years instead. https://www.todayonline.com/voices/whats-rule-holding-funeral-wakes-roads-private-estates
  21. If you think your loud-sounding car is safe from the authorities just because you stay in a private property, you might want to think twice now. A photo of a Ferrari 488 GTB being inspected inside someone's front yard has been circulating around in most car group chats over the last weekend. From what we understand, it is almost unheard of for LTA enforcement officers to venture into a non-public area to inspect a car that might be flouting the laws. While we are unsure of the reasons while this particular Ferrari is being looked at, we reckon the reason might be neighbours who are unhappy about the loud exhaust noises emitting from the car. On a side note, those who are in the know will wonder why the officer is looking under the car when its belly is all covered up... Check out what neitzens on SG Road Vigilante have to say about this. Let us know if you agree!
  22. Did these ppl ride on public road?? If yes, then suck thumb. If not, they can just ride all they want in a private property without LTA/TP jurisdiction.
  23. LTA Fines Bikers Parking On Pavement In Orchard, Netizens Ask For Temp Lots As Solution source: https://mustsharenews.com/delivery-riders-pavement/ Delivery Riders Can’t Park On Pavements, Netizens Suggest Temporary Parking Lots Technically, parking your bike on a pavement is illegal. However, sometimes there are reasons for temporary parking, especially for delivery riders. Yesterday (2 Oct), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said they fined several delivery riders parking their bike on the pavement in Orchard Road. This comes after news reports of the amount of bikes parked in the area. However, this didn’t sit well with many riders, who said there aren’t enough parking lots in the Orchard area. They call instead for a solution to the problem, which is that there isn’t enough grace period for them. LTA fines delivery riders parking bikes on pavement Officers in plain clothes were out and about, looking out for bikers breaking the rules. The New Paper reported on 1 Oct that there were many bikers parked along the Orchard area, especially near Shake Shack. They were largely there to pick up orders from the fast food restaurant, but there aren’t any proper parking options nearby. One of the images LTA posted prominently features a GrabFood bag on the bike. This offence is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 3 months’ jail. Netizens ask for solution to delivery riders on pavement However, the comments were quick to point out a seeming flaw with these fines. That is, there appears to be insufficient parking lots for bikes in the area, and the ones available aren’t cheap. One netizen points out this fact, and asks for a solution instead of the negative fining approach. Such as, a designated parking area for delivery riders. Others ask for some leniency as it’s not as though they are parking their bikes there for the entire day. MP raises issue of lack of temporary parking lots You might recall that the issue of delivery riders and their problems was raised by an MP in Parliament. Hany Soh of Marsling-Yew Tee GRC had received feedback that delivery riders tend to run into fines because of their need to park temporarily to drop off or pick up their food.
  24. From this video, one of the conclusions we can draw from it is when you have just been given a ticket by the parking officer, threatening him on whether he knows who you are or not isn't going to help you get out of trouble. As seen on SG Road Vigilante's recent post on 23rd of September 2020, the offender has just gotten a parking ticket along Sturdee Road North and can be seen trying to video down the whole confrontation with the officer who just gave him a ticket. Obviously not that good at redeeming himself, the owner of the video tries to 'put pressure' on the officer by asking him whether 'he knows who he is?' and claiming that the officer is less clear about the laws than him. If you are curious as to what happens next, catch the video below and let us know how you would react if you happen to be in such a situation.
  25. Must be sgrean and 30+ liao https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/private-hire-drivers-must-be-citizens-at-least-30-years-old-lta
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