Road Traffic Act
Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Speed Limiters) Rules
G.N. No. S 293/1999
REVISED EDITION 2001
(31st January 2001)
[1st July 1999]
1. These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Speed Limiters) Rules.
2. In these Rules —
“approved speed limiter” means any speed limiter meeting the following standards:
the British Standard for Maximum Road Speed Limiters for Motor Vehicles published by the British Standards Institution under the number BSAU 217: Part 1: 1987 as amended by Amendment Slip No. 1 under the number AMD 5969; and
the European Standard 92/24/EEC;
“authorised agent” means an agent authorised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police under rule 8;
“frequency-input terminal” means a device approved by the Deputy Commissioner of Police which facilitates calibration checks of the speed limiter by simulating the speed of the vehicle;
“speed limiter” means a device designed to limit the maximum speed of a motor vehicle by controlling the engine power of the vehicle.
—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Rules shall apply to —
every goods vehicle having a maximum laden weight exceeding 12,000 kg and which has, or if a speed limiter is not fitted to it would have, a maximum speed exceeding 60 km/h; and
every public service vehicle having a maximum laden weight exceeding 10,000 kg and which has, or if a speed limiter is not fitted to it would have, a maximum speed exceeding 60km/h.
(2) These Rules shall not apply to —
any public service vehicle which is used on any service to or from a place outside Singapore and which is approved by the Deputy Commissioner of Police;
any motor vehicle owned by the Government and used for naval, military or air force purposes;
any motor vehicle used for naval, military or air force purposes while being driven by a person for the time being subject to the orders of a member of the Singapore Armed Forces;
any ambulance, fire engine or police vehicle;
any motor vehicle bearing the index marks “RU” for use within such areas as may be approved by the Authority; and
any motor vehicle which the Deputy Commissioner of Police is satisfied cannot, by virtue of its construction or use, be equipped with a speed limiter.
—(1) The owner of a vehicle to which these Rules apply and which is registered under section 10 of the Act on a date included in an item in the second column of the Table set out below shall ensure that the vehicle is not used on any road on the date specified in the third column in that item unless it has been fitted with an approved speed limiter and a frequency-input terminal.
Date of registration
Date from which requirement applies
On or after 1st July 1999
1st July 1999
On or after 1st May 1990 but before 1st July 1999
On or after 1st January 1982 but before 1st May 1990
(2) An owner of a vehicle referred to in paragraph (1) who fails to comply with that paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The driver of a vehicle to which a speed limiter has been fitted shall not drive the vehicle on a road if he knows or has reason to believe that the speed limiter is not functioning or is faulty except for the purpose of taking the vehicle to a place where the speed limiter is to be repaired or replaced.
(2) A driver of a vehicle referred to in paragraph (1) who contravenes that paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The owner of a vehicle that is required to be fitted with a speed limiter under rule 4 shall —
ensure that the speed limiter that is fitted to the vehicle —
is an approved speed limiter;
is calibrated to a set speed not exceeding 60km/h;
is sealed by an authorised agent; and
is maintained in good and efficient working order; and
as soon as practicable, send the vehicle for inspection by an authorised agent if he is aware or has reason to believe that —
the speed limiter fitted to the vehicle is incorrectly calibrated or faulty;
the seal on the speed limiter fitted to the vehicle has been broken; or
the speed limiter fitted to the vehicle has been adjusted or tampered with in any manner so as to allow the vehicle to exceed the speed of 60km/h.
(2) An owner of a vehicle referred to in paragraph (1) who contravenes or fails to comply with that paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The driver of a vehicle to which a speed limiter has been fitted shall ensure that the label provided by an authorised agent under rule 9(3) is visibly displayed at the top right portion of the front windscreen as seen from the outside of the vehicle.
(2) A driver of a vehicle referred to in paragraph (1) who fails to comply with that paragraph shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The Deputy Commissioner of Police may authorise an agent to seal a speed limiter against any unauthorised adjustment of the pre-set limiting speed of the vehicle and any other tampering with the device.
(2) Any authorisation under paragraph (1) may be terminated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police by a written notice to the authorised agent if he is of the opinion that the authorised agent has not performed its work satisfactorily, and any authorisation to which the notice relates shall cease to have effect on the date specified in the notice.
—(1) An authorised agent shall not seal a speed limiter under these Rules unless it is satisfied that the speed limiter fulfils the requirements of rule 6(1).
(2) An authorised agent shall keep a record of the serial number of all speed limiters which it has sealed pursuant to these Rules for a period of not less than 10 years.
(3) When an authorised agent has sealed a speed limiter, it shall supply the owner of the vehicle with a label which shows clearly and indelibly —
the type of speed limiter fitted;
the set speed (km/h);
the date of calibration and sealing;
the seal number;
the name of the calibrator and the sealer;
the vehicle registration number;
the frequency of speed pulse; and
the tyre size.
10. Any person who, without the permission of the Deputy Commissioner of Police —
drives a vehicle which is required to be fitted with a speed limiter under rule 4 when he is aware or has reason to believe that no speed limiter has been fitted in accordance with these Rules;
adjusts or tampers with a speed limiter so as to allow the vehicle to which the speed limiter has been fitted to exceed the speed of 60km/h; or
breaks any seal on a speed limiter,
shall be guilty of an offence.
11. Any person who is guilty of an offence under any provision of these Rules shall be liable on conviction —
in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months; and
in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months.
[G.N. Nos. S 293/99; S 602/99]