Higher Fines for Parking Offences
According to the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the average number of notices issued for illegal parking from 2016 to 2018 amounts to 260,800. Amongst these 260,800 of notices, there are drivers who occupy motorcycle or heavy vehicle parking lots and non-season ticket holders that took up the season parking lots. With that, HDB and URA made a statement that such actions may cause danger to others while causing obstruction and inconvenience to other road users.
To tackle this issue, there will be heavier fines implemented from 1st July for offences such as illegal parking, physical and digital parking coupons and payment evasion at the Electronic Parking System (EPS) car parks.
Here’s a table that has taken reference from SGCarMart to share with all of you, summarizing the changes in the fines with effect 1st July:
A nugget of thought, will be paying fines for your parking offences be better than being considerate to other road users? With all these increases in fines, it may be a small amount to some but a huge amount to others. It is always better to park considerately and avoiding the ugly sight of getting into possible arguments with other drivers.
Reference: sgCarMart.com. (2019). Stiffer fines for parking offences, such as tailgating at carparks, from 1 July. [online] Available at: https://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=21403 [Accessed 25 Jun. 2019].