Several vehicle-related requirements including will be waived, deferred or postponed in light of the one-month elevated safe-distancing measures that begin on April 7.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Saturday evening (April 4) that car inspections for private vehicles will be deferred.
LTA will allow the road tax for such vehicles to be renewed for six months if they have valid insurance coverage. Hence, they can still be driven during this period.
But goods vehicles, buses, taxis, private-hire cars, and motorcycles will still be required to go for periodic inspections.
Seal inspection for off-peak cars will be waived during this period.
And owners who deregister their vehicles, or whose one-month deadline for disposing of their deregistered vehicles falls within this period, will get an additional two months to dispose of their vehicles.
This is because all LTA-authorised scrapyards, Export Processing Zones and other vehicle exporters will not be operating.
Owners of commercial vehicles due to be deregistered during this period will be given an additional two months to register their replacement vehicle under the early turnover scheme.
Meanwhile, vehicle owners are still required to ensure their vehicles have valid road tax and motor insurance coverage.
Heavy vehicle owners who require a Vehicle Parking Certificate can submit their applications to [email protected]
During this period, LTA’s other vehicle services can be accessed via the OneMotoring website.
In line with the objective of safe distancing, counter services at LTA’s customer service centre and e-lobbies at Sin Ming Drive will stop operating from April 7 to May 4.
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