Heavier Penalties Against Evasion of Tolls and Fees at Checkpoints

News Releases 09 Jul 2016 Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) toll charges

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has stepped up enforcement against motorists who evade payment of toll charges, Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees when entering or leaving Singapore through both the Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints. More officers have been deployed to step up inspections since May 2016. Additional signage has been put up to remind motorists to pay the respective tolls and fees.

  1. Furthermore, from 1 August 2016, a composition sum of S$50 for motorists who evade the tolls and fees will be introduced, while repeat offenders will have to pay S$100. This is up from the S$10 administrative fee payable today. Motorists who do not pay the composition sum and who are then charged for tolls and fees evasion 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.
  1. A significant number of those who evade tolls and fees are foreign motorists, who are difficult to track down after they have left Singapore. LTA is therefore considering the possibility of amending the Road Traffic Act to prohibit the entry and exit of foreign vehicles with unpaid tolls, fees, taxes, penalties or composition sums payable or due.
  1. Tolls are applicable to all vehicles, 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. Please refer to the Annex for the tolls and fees payable by the type of vehicle and the checkpoint used.
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