Still An Offence If Driver Moves Off Before Parking Ticket Is Issued

Media Replies 01 Nov 2013

We refer to Mr Bala S Rajaratnam’s letter “Parking tickets should be issued with evidence” (Today Online, 24 October).

Based on our records, Mr Rajaratnam was booked for  parking his vehicle illegally along Burnfoot Terrace, where a single yellow zig-zag line was drawn. Under the law, it is an offence to park or wait along a single yellow zig-zag line, except for picking up or alighting passengers. This is irrespective of whether the vehicle’s hazard lights are turned on, if there is someone in the vehicle or if the engine is running.  

There can be  circumstances where a Notice of Parking Offence (NOPO) is not issued. For example, if the vehicle drives off  while the officer is issuing the NOPO, or if the driver refuse to accept the NOPO. In such instances, the Enforcement Officer may note the details of the offence and lodge a summon report. Thereafter, an official Notice of Traffic Offence will be served to the registered owner of the vehicle for the offence.

We thank Mr Rajaratnam for the opportunity to clarify.
 

Helen Lim (Ms)

Director, Media Relations

Land Transport Authority

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