Parking fines in Singapore will increase from July 1, 2019.
This follows a review by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
The HDB and URA said parking fines will be increased for these categories of offences: illegal parking offences, coupon and digital parking offences, and payment evasion at Electronic Parking System (EPS) carparks.
The HDB and URA last carried out a revision of parking fines in 1991.
Motorcyclists who do not abide by parking regulations and park their vehicles indiscriminately will soon face a $35 parking fine, a $10 increase from before.
Meanwhile, errant car drivers and heavy vehicle drivers who park illegally will see their parking fines increase by $20.
This means car drivers will have to pay $70 from July 1, while heavy vehicle drivers will have to pay $100.
The agencies said that from 2016 to 2018, an average of 260,800 notices were issued each year for illegal parking.
These include cases where the motorists parked their cars in motorcycle or heavy vehicle parking spaces, as well as non-season ticket holders who parked their vehicles at season parking spaces.
The HDB and URA said that vehicles which park indiscriminately may endanger the safety of others, on top of causing obstruction and inconvenience to other users.
Motorists who do not pay the correct parking charges will also be punished more severely, the statement said.
Currently, drivers of cars and heavy vehicles found parking without a valid parking coupon or without activating a digital parking session face a fine of $30 and $40 respectively.
Motorcyclists face a fine of $8.
The parking fines will be increased to $40 and $50 respectively for cars and heavy vehicles from July 1. There will be no change in the fine quantum for motorcycles.
In addition, errant motorists who exceed their paid parking sessions will now face higher parking fines, ranging from $8 to $24 for cars and $16 to $48 for heavy vehicles, up from the current $6 to $20 for cars, and $12 to $40 for heavy vehicles.
The fine quantum for motorcycles remains at $4.
From 2016 to 2018, an average of 573,000 notices were issued each year to motorists who either did not pay the parking charges or paid an insufficient amount at coupon parking carparks.
Lastly, those who evade parking charges by tailgating others or bypassing carpark gantries will have their parking fines increased too.
The HDB and URA said they issued about 4400 notices every year to this group of errant motorists.
From July 1, such motorcyclists will face a $35 fine, up from the current $25. The parking fines for car drivers and heavy vehicle drivers will be raised to $70 and $100 respectively.
Currently, car drivers pay $50, and heavy vehicle drivers, $80.
In the statement, the agencies urged motorists to be considerate and abide by the parking rules.
The public can call 1800-338-6622 to report any parking offences.