—(1) Except with the written permission of the Director-General, any person, being in charge of a motor vehicle registered under the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276), who leaves or attempts to leave Singapore in that motor vehicle or with that motor vehicle in a vessel without such minimum amount of motor spirit in its fuel supply tank as the Minister may by order prescribe1 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.
1 The minimum amount of motor spirit in the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle referred to in section 136(1) shall be three-quarters of the total capacity of the fuel supply tank. See O 6, Cap. 70 with effect from 4th February 1991.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) —
where a motor vehicle is driven past the Customs gantry before the departure bay of the Immigration Checkpoint at any prescribed place, the person in charge of that motor vehicle shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to have attempted to leave Singapore in that motor vehicle or with that motor vehicle in a vessel, as the case may be;
where a motor vehicle is fitted with an instrument or gauge which indicates or measures the amount of motor spirit in its fuel supply tank, the indication or measurement on that instrument or gauge shall, until the contrary is proved, be evidence of the amount of motor spirit in the fuel supply tank of that motor vehicle;