Foreign vehicles entering Singapore to pay high road charges

Foriegn registered vehicles entering Singapore will have to pay high road charges from February 15 onwards. Photo courtesy: smartlocal.com

From Feb 15, all foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore from the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoints will be charged S$6.40 per entry, said Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release.

The RRC (Reciprocal Road Charge) will be collected together with the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), toll charges and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees upon departure at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint.

The RRC  mirrors Malaysia’s Road Charge of RM20 per entry for non-Malaysia registered cars entering Johor, which was implemented on 1 November, last year.

The LTA said it has put up signs at both Tuas and Woodlands to remind motorists to pay for the applicable charges by inserting their Autopass Card or CashCard into the card readers at the immigration booths.

LTA has imposed stiffer penalties on motorists who evade payment of the tolls, fees and charges. First-time offenders are liable to pay a composition sum of $50, while repeat offenders will have to pay $100. Motorists who do not pay the composition sum may be charged in court and are liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding S$1,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months for the first offence.

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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