Road Regulations

Road Regulations

In Singapore, road management is a responsibility of both the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Traffic Police (TP). While LTA provides road related facilities for road users and ensures the safety of vehicles, TP is responsible for enforcing traffic regulations, publicity, and education.

Road Traffic Act of Singapore

The Road Traffic Act limits the speed of all vehicles travelling along Singapore roads to 50km/h, unless otherwise stated. LTA determines the speed limits, while TP enforces action against speed limit offenders.

Read more about Road Traffic speed restrictions in Singapore

Speed Limits for Vehicles

Driving above the speed limit, or too fast for the current conditions, can have severe consequences for the people in the vehicle and other road users. The following speed limits are enforced by LTA to ensure everyone’s safety:

Type of Vehicle




Cars & motorcycles




Buses & coaches




Light commercial vehicles (includes Light Goods Vehicles and small buses not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and seating capacity of up to 15 passengers)




 Exceptions: Fire engines, Ambulances, and Government vehicles used by Singapore Police Force or the Singapore Civil Defence Force

Speed Limits of all Roads
Driving Safely in Tunnels

Bus Lane Schemes

Bus Lane Schemes

Buses are given priority on our roads enabling faster and smoother journeys for commuters.

Operation Hours for Normal and Full-Day Bus Lane Schemes

Days Normal Bus Lanes Full-Day Bus Lanes*
Monday - Friday 7:30am – 9:30am
5pm – 8pm
7:30am – 11pm
Saturday Not applicable 7:30am – 11pm
Sundays and Public Holidays Not applicable Not applicable

*With effect from 21 March 2016, the operating hours of all full-day bus lanes will be extended by three hours, to end at 11.00 pm.


Aside from buses, only emergency service, police vehicles and bicycles are allowed on bus lanes.
Motorists who drive on bus lanes during restricted hours may be fined up to S$1000 or serve 3 months of imprisonment.

Learn more about the bus lane schemes on ONE.MOTORING
List of Roads with Full-day Bus Lanes
Mandatory Give-Way to Buses Scheme

Seat belts on Small Buses

Seat Belt on Small Buses

Small bus owners who ferry school children must install forward-facing seats with retractable three-point shoulder belts. All school children and passengers travelling on board small school buses must wear the appropriate child restraints or seat belts at all times.

Drivers and bus conductors on board small school buses must ensure that their passengers are properly secured. Those who fail to comply will be fined S$120 and given 3 demerit points.

*Small school buses refer to buses with seating capacity for 15 passengers or less (excluding the driver), with a maximum laden weight not exceeding 3,500kg.

Changes to Seat Belt Rules
Safety Requirements for School Buses
Schedule for Retrofitting of Small Buses
Lists of Workshops Appointed by LTA and their Price Lists

Illegal Parking

LTA enforces parking regulations across the island to keep traffic flowing freely and ensure that pedestrians may walk safely without obstruction.

It is an offence to park illegally along public roads. If you do so, you will be issued a parking notice.

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