LTA may ban entry or exit of foreign vehicles with unpaid fines

SINGAPORE - Motorists driving into Singapore or commuting to Malaysia, be warned.

Fare evaders caught trying to stint on toll charges, Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees will be fined $50, while repeat offenders will have to pay $100.

Noting that it is difficult to track down those who evade tolls and fees - a significant number of whom are foreign motorists - the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it may amend the Road Traffic Act to prohibit the entry and exit of foreign vehicles with unpaid fines.

Since May this year, more LTA officers have been deployed to step up inspections against fare evaders.

LTA said in a statement today (July 9) that it will increase enforcement against motorists who evade payment of these fees at both the Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints.

Additional signage has been put up to remind motorists to pay the respective tolls and fees.

A fine not exceeding $1,000 may be imposed on motorists who do not pay the initial fine of $50, LTA said.

VEP fees are applicable to all foreign-registered cars and motorcycles, while fixed ERP fees are applicable to foreign-registered cars that do not have an In-Vehicle Unit (IU) installed and that use ERP-priced roads.