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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Number of Foreign Motorists Summoned for Not Displaying Vehicle Plates Properly and Measures to Ensure Easy Identification of Foreign Vehicles

08 Jul 2019 In Parliament

Ms Rahayu Mahzam asked the Minister for Transport

a.     in the past three years, how many foreign motorists have been summoned by Singapore authorities for not displaying their vehicle licence plates properly; and

b.     what are the measures carried out at the Singapore land checkpoints to ensure that foreign vehicles entering Singapore have licence plates that are properly displayed such as that requiring that the fonts to be sufficiently large, so that these vehicles can be easily identifiable. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Foreign vehicles entering Singapore are required to display licence plates in a manner which makes these vehicles easily identifiable. These requirements include being rectangular, mounted at specific positions on a vehicle, and not altered to cause characters to be less distinguishable.  
2.     Between July 2017 and May 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) turned back over 2,200 foreign vehicles at our land checkpoints for failing to display their licence plates properly.  
3.     LTA is also developing an enhanced enforcement system with cameras, sensors and data analytics to better identify vehicles with improperly displayed licence plates. This will be deployed in the second half of 2020.