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Traffic Fines in Singapore – Guide to LTA, URA, HDB, TP and ERP Fines

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Joanne Poh

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When you own a car, traffic wardens are your worst enemy and roadblocks send shivers down your spine – after all, there’s nothing worse than getting traffic fines in Singapore.

As if it’s not enough that the cost of your car and COE would be enough for you to retire in a neighbouring country, there’s also quite a number of traffic fines you could potentially be slapped with.

 

LTA fines

Offence Demerit points Fine 
Parking when there is a “no parking” sign $70 / $110
Not stopping when there is a “no stopping” sign $70 / $110
Waiting when there is a “no waiting” sign $70 / $110
Stopping a vehicle in a manner which causes unnecessary obstruction to other road users $70 / $110
Not stopping your vehicle parallel to or close to the edge of the left hand side of the road $70 / $110
Stopping your vehicle facing a direction that traffic cannot legally move in $70 / $110
Stopping your vehicie on the right side of a two-way road $70 / $110
Parking your vehicle on any road between the edge of a roadway and any portion of unbroken white lines or unbroken double white lines $70 / $110
Parking wherever there are unbroken double yellow lines or unbroken double yellow lines $70 / $110
Parking on a grass verge of the road $70 / $110
Parking within 6 metres of a junction $70 / $110
Parking within 9 metres of a bus stop $70 / $110
Parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant $70 / $110
Parking on a slip road $70 / $110
Parking on a filter lane $70 / $110
Parking on a flyover $70 / $110
Parking in an underpass $70 / $110
Parking on a ramp leading to a flyover or underpass $70 / $110
Parking on the footway of a road $70 / $110
Letting your vehicle remain in any position that might cause undue inconvenience or danger to other road users No $300 / $450
Stopping or parking at a taxi stop or public taxi stand No $50 / $80
Stopping on a central divider of an expressway No $70 / $110
Parking within pedestrian crossing 3 $120 / $180
Parking within Demerit Points No Parking Zone or footpath 3 $120 / $180
Parking abreast to another vehicle causing unnecessary obstruction 3 $120 / $180
Causing vehicle to be stopped in zebra controlled area 3 $120 / $180
Stopping on carriageway, shoulder or verge of expressway 4 $130 / $200

 

HDB parking fines

Offence Fine for motorcycles / cars
Parking anywhere but a parking lot $25 / $50
Using parking place for unauthorised purpose $80 / $80
Failure to pay parking charge at the payment station prior to leaving parking place $25 / $50
Parking in parking place not designated for your use $25 / $50
Drawing / driving / pushing / parking in a disorderly manner without regard for the safety of other vehicles and persons $25 / $50
Pushing / removing motor vehicles without the permission of owner or driver $25 / $50
Parking vehicle in parallel parking lot in any direction except the one in which traffic is moving lawfully $25 / $50
Failing to obey signs in the parking place $25 / $50
Parking beyond boundaries of parking lot thereby causing obstruction $25 / $50
Entering parking place other than through the access provided for that purpose $25 / $50
Leaving parking place other than through exit provided for that purpose $25 / $50
Repairing / allowing repairs to a motor vehicle in a parking place $80 / $80
Using motor vehicle within a parking place for sale or promoting the sale of goods of any kind $80 / $80
Causing / allowing vehicle to be washed in a parking place $80 / $80
Failing to obey lawful directions given by Parking Wardens $50 / $50
Parking in a season parking place without valid season parking subscription $25 / $50
Unauthorised parking in reserved parking lot or parking without displaying an authorised label $25/$200 / $50/$200
Displaying any authorisation that has been altered or erased or contain any other irregularity therein indicating that it has been tampered with $300 / $300
Failure to produce the authorisation on demand by the Superintendent for inspection and/ or retention $300 / $#00
No parking coupon / parking session $8 / $30
Selecting wrong car park (of a lower parking charge) for parking session $8 / $30
Selecting wrong vehicle class (of a lower parking charge) for parking session NA / $30
Parking after expiry of parking session:
Half-hour or less
Exceeding half-hour to one hour
Exceeding one hour
$6 / $12
$10 / $20
$20 / $40
Parking without displaying valid parking coupon(s) or displaying insufficient amount of parking coupon $8 / $30
Parking and displaying invalid parking coupon(s) $8 / $30
Coupons not clearly displayed from front or offside of vehicle NA / $30
Displaying coupon(s) in which time of commencement of parking indicated is later than the actual time when the motor vehicle was first parked NA / $30
Displaying coupon(s) that has/have been altered, erased or contain any other irregularity therein indicating that the coupon(s) has/have been tampered with $80/$400 / $80/$400
Parking after the expiry of the parking coupon(s) to meet the prescribed parking charges:
Half-hour or less
Exceeding half-hour to one hour
Exceeding one hour
NA / $6
NA / $10
NA / $20
Failing to produce coupon(s) on demand by the Superintendent for inspection and/ or retention $400 / $400
Illegal parking in common HDB property $100 / $100

 

URA fines

Offence Fine
Not displaying coupons in a clear and visible manner
Displaying 2 or more coupons where the time of commencement indicated on the subsequent coupon did not run immediately after the parking period indicated in the prior coupon
Parking after the expiration of the parking period indicated on the coupon(s) displayed / Parking after the expiration of a parking session
$6 – $40
Parking without displaying valid or sufficient coupons
Parking without a valid parking session
$6 – $50
Displaying a coupon in which the time of commencement of parking indicated on the coupon is later than the actual time when the parking started $30 – $40
Displaying a coupon that has any alteration, erasure or other irregularity – indicating it has been tampered with $50 – $400
Failing to produce any coupon displayed on a parked vehicle for inspection and/or retention by the Superintendent or any authorised personnel Charge in court
Not parking in a parking lot
Drawing, driving, pushing or parking a vehicle in a disorderly manner
Failure to obey signs displayed in a parking place
Parking in a season parking lot without valid season parking authorisation
Parking beyond the boundaries of a parking lot or parking/stopping in a way that causes obstruction
$25 – $80
Unauthorised parking in a reserved lot (e.g. a handicapped lot) $25 – $200

 

ERP fines

Offence Demerit points Fine
Passing through ERP gantry without properly inserted CashCard in IU or one with insufficient monetary value No ERP charge + $10
Evasion of ERP tolls 4 $130 – $160

 

Traffic police fines

Offence Penalty
Failing to submit disposal documents of a deregistered vehicle Charged in court, up to $2,000 fine or 3 months’ imprisonment
Driving/using/allowing usage of a deregistered vehicle Charged in court, up to $2,000 fine or 3 months’ imprisonment
Illegal modifications Charged in court, up to $1,000 fine or 3 months’ imprisonment
Improper licence plate Charged in court, up to $1,000 fine or 3 months’ imprisonment
Speeding Between 6:30am and 12am:
1-20km/h – $130 fine / 4 demerit points
21 – 30km/h – $150 / 6 demerit points
31 – 40km/h – $180 / 8 demerit points
41 and beyond – charged in court
Between 12am and 6:30am:
1-20km/h – $160 fine / 6 demerit points
21 – 30km/h – $180 / 8 demerit points
31 – 40km/h – $240 / 10 demerit points
41 and beyond – charged in court
Reckless or dangerous driving Charged in court, up to $5,000 fine or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both
Driving without due care or reasonable consideration Charged in court, up to 1$1,000 fine or imprisonment for up to 6 months or both (first offence)
Use of mobile communication device while driving Charged in court, up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 6 months or both
Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs Charged in court, fine of $1,000 to $5,000 or imprisonment of up to 6 months (first offence)
Not wearing seat belts $120 fine and 3 demerit points if it is driver who is not wearing seatbelt
Not stopping in case of accident that results in damage or injury to any person, vehicle, structure or animal If serious injury or death is caused to another person, charged in court and up to $3,000 fine, imprisonment of up to 12 months or both (first offence)

 

How to check if you’ve been fined

Whenever you’re hit with a fine, you will either find a slip on your windscreen (in the case of parking fines) or receive notification by mail from the relevant government agency, indicating the amount of your fine and how to pay it.

Haven’t received anything in the mail but are certain you’ve committed a traffic offence? For offences under the purview of the traffic police, you can check online by logging in to the Traffic Police’s EDDIES system with your SingPass here.

In the event of more serious traffic offences that warrant a court hearing, you will receive notification of the time of your hearing.

 

How to appeal when you receive parking or traffic fines in Singapore

Before you hang your head in resignation, don’t give up without a fight. In the case of parking fines or less serious traffic infractions, you might be able to get your fine waived if you appeal.

It is usually quite easy for first-timers to appeal your way out of a parking fine. Just access the website of the relevant government agency (eg. LTA, HDB, URA) and submit your appeal online, explaining why you unwittingly committed the offence due to factors out of your control. For instance, if you got fined for illegal parking, you might be able to appeal on the grounds that you were feeling ill and had no choice but to park in order to rush to the loo.

Once you have appealed, you will not be required to pay the fine until the outcome of your appeal has been made known.

 

Paying traffic fines in Singapore 

Of course, the authorities have probably heard every possible excuse and can tell when you’re smoking your way through. If your appeal has been rejected, sorry – you have no choice but to pay your traffic fines. This can be done in the following ways:

 

Have you ever received a parking or traffic fine? Share how you dealt with it in the comments.

 

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Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.