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Part I REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES

Part IA ROAD-USER CHARGES

Part II LICENSING OF DRIVERS

Part III LICENSING OF DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND DRIVING SCHOOLS

Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ROAD TRAFFIC

Division 1 — Provisions as to driving and offences in connection therewith

Division 2 — Accidents

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part V PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

Part VA LICENSING OF TAXI SERVICE OPERATORS

Part VB LICENSING OF BUS INTERCHANGE AND BUS DEPOT OPERATORS

Part VI PROVISIONS AS TO USE OF HIGHWAYS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Specified Acts

SECOND SCHEDULE Classification and descriptions of public service vehicles

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Power to immobilise or seize and detain vehicle belonging to person against whom warrant of arrest is in force
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—(1)  Where a vehicle which is being used or parked on a road or in a parking place is registered in the name of a person against whom a warrant of arrest is in force, a police officer or an employee of the Authority may —
(a)
immobilise the vehicle or cause the vehicle to be immobilised, if it is stationary; or
(b)
seize the vehicle and detain it at a place of safety or cause the vehicle to be seized and detained at a place of safety,
and the vehicle shall remain so immobilised or detained at the risk of the owner thereof until it is released by order of a Magistrate, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar.
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(2)  The powers conferred by subsection (1) on a police officer may also be exercised by him in respect of any vehicle which is registered in the name of a person against whom a warrant of arrest is in force and which is being used or parked in a public place.
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(3)  Without prejudice to subsections (1) and (2) but subject to subsection (4), where a police officer, in attempting to execute a warrant of arrest at any private premises, finds at such private premises any vehicle which is registered in the name of the person against whom the warrant of arrest has been issued, the police officer may —
(a)
immobilise the vehicle or cause the vehicle to be immobilised, if it is stationary; or
(b)
seize the vehicle and detain it at a place of safety or cause the vehicle to be seized and detained at a place of safety,
and the vehicle shall remain so immobilised or detained at the risk of the owner thereof until it is released by order of a Magistrate, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar.
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(4)  Nothing in subsection (3) shall authorise a police officer to immobilise or seize and detain any vehicle which he finds at any private premises unless, despite all reasonable effort, he is unable at such private premises to effect the arrest of the person against whom the warrant of arrest has been issued.
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(5)  For the purposes of subsections (1), (2) and (3) —
(a)
a police officer or an employee of the Authority may require any person who is driving or who is in charge of the vehicle —
(i)
to stop the vehicle;
(ii)
to take the vehicle to such place of safety as may be specified by the police officer or employee of the Authority; or
(iii)
to render such other co-operation as the police officer or employee of the Authority may reasonably require; and
(b)
a Magistrate, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar may —
(i)
refuse to order the release of any vehicle that has been immobilised or seized and detained under either of those subsections until the person in whose name the vehicle is registered has been arrested in connection with the warrant of arrest in force against him or has surrendered himself to a police officer or the warrant of arrest in force against him has been cancelled by a court; and
(ii)
require the person to whom the vehicle is released to pay such charges as may be prescribed for the release of the vehicle.
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(6)  Where a police officer or an employee of the Authority has immobilised or seized and detained a vehicle under this section, he shall with all reasonable despatch notify the person in whose name the vehicle is registered of the immobilisation or seizure —
(a)
of the procedure by which he may secure the release of the vehicle; and
(b)
that unless within 3 months of the date specified in the notification he surrenders himself to a police officer in connection with the warrant of arrest in force against him, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Authority shall proceed to sell or dispose of the vehicle.
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(7)  The notification under subsection (6) may be given —
(a)
where the vehicle has been immobilised, by affixing a notice onto the windscreen or any other conspicuous part of the vehicle; or
(b)
where the vehicle has been seized and detained —
(i)
by posting a notice in writing to the person in whose name the vehicle is registered at his usual or last known place of residence or business in Singapore; or
(ii)
in such other manner as the police officer or employee of the Authority thinks expedient.
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(8)  Any person who —
(a)
without the authority of a police officer or an employee of the Authority removes or tampers with any notice affixed onto a vehicle under subsection (7)(a); or
(b)
without the authority of a Magistrate, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Registrar —
(i)
removes or tampers with any device or appliance which has been fixed to a vehicle by a police officer or an employee of the Authority for the purpose of immobilising it in pursuance of this section; or
(ii)
removes any vehicle from the place at which it has been immobilised or from the place of safety where it is being detained or causes such vehicle to be so removed,
shall be guilty of an offence.
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(9)  If upon the expiry of 3 months from the date specified in the notification given under subsection (6) the person in whose name the vehicle is registered has not surrendered himself to a police officer or has not been arrested in connection with the warrant of arrest in force against him, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or the Authority, after giving one month’s notice in the Gazette of his or its intention to do so, may sell the vehicle by public auction or otherwise dispose of the vehicle in such manner as he or it thinks fit.
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(10)  The proceeds, if any, from the sale or disposal of any such vehicle shall be applied in payment of —
(a)
any taxes, fees or charges under this Act which may be due from the person in whose name the vehicle is registered; and
(b)
any charges incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section,
and the surplus, if any, shall be paid to the person in whose name the vehicle is registered, or if not claimed by such person within 12 months after the date of the sale or disposal shall be forfeited to the Government.
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(11)  Any person who obstructs or hinders the Authority or any employee thereof, the Deputy Commissioner of Police or any police officer acting in the discharge of his duty under this section shall be guilty of an offence.
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(12)  The Authority or any employee thereof, the Deputy Commissioner of Police and any police officer shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of any vehicle or the contents thereof which is not wilfully or negligently caused by them in the exercise of their powers under this section.
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(13)  In this section —
“immobilise”, in relation to a vehicle, means to prevent the removal of the vehicle by fixing to the vehicle a device or appliance which is —
(a)
designed or adapted for the purpose of preventing the removal of the vehicle; and
(b)
approved by the Authority or the Deputy Commissioner of Police for use for the purpose of this section;
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“warrant of arrest” means a warrant of arrest issued by a court against a person in connection with any offence committed by him under —
(a)
this Act; or
(b)
the Parking Places Act (Cap. 214).
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