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No. S 700
Road Traffic Act
(CHAPTER 276)
Road Traffic (Vehicle Removal, Storage and
Release Charges — Land Transport Authority)
(Amendment) Rules 2017
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 140 of the Road Traffic Act, the Minister for Transport makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules are the Road Traffic (Vehicle Removal, Storage and Release Charges — Land Transport Authority) (Amendment) Rules 2017 and come into operation on 20 December 2017.
Deletion and substitution of rule 2 and new rules 2A and 2B
2.  Rule 2 of the Road Traffic (Vehicle Removal, Storage and Release Charges — Land Transport Authority) Rules 2010 (G.N. No. S 657/2010) (called in these Rules the principal Rules) is deleted and the following rules substituted therefor:
Removal and storage charges
2.
—(1)  Where a vehicle is seized under a warrant issued under section 30 of the Act, the fees that are payable by way of costs in the case of the issue of the warrant for the recovery of tax under that section are the appropriate removal and storage charges under paragraph (5).
(2)  Where any vehicle or trailer has been seized and detained under section 95 of the Act and the owner of such vehicle or trailer is convicted of or has been permitted to compound an offence under the Act or the rules, the charges that must be paid for the release of the vehicle or trailer are the appropriate removal and storage charges under paragraph (5).
(3)  Where a vehicle is seized and detained under section 95A(1), (2) or (3) of the Act, the charges that must be paid for the release of the vehicle under section 95A(5)(b)(ii) of the Act are the appropriate removal and storage charges under paragraph (5).
(4)  Where a vehicle has been removed and detained under section 123(1)(ii) of the Act, the charges that must be paid for the release of the vehicle under section 123(4)(b) of the Act are the appropriate removal and storage charges under paragraph (5).
(5)  The appropriate removal and storage charges referred to in paragraphs (1) to (4) are —
(a)
the appropriate removal charge at the rate specified in the second column of the Schedule; and
(b)
the appropriate storage charge at the rate specified in the third column of that Schedule for each period of 24 hours or part thereof during which the vehicle or trailer is detained, such period to commence from midnight of the day after the day on which the vehicle or trailer was seized or removed, as the case may be.
(6)  The appropriate removal charge specified in the Schedule must be paid by the owner of a vehicle or trailer that has been removed from a road under section 95, 95A or 123 of the Act, despite that the vehicle or trailer has not also been detained under that section.
Storage charges for unclaimed vehicles and trailers
2A.  Where any vehicle or trailer has been detained under section 5(7A) of the Act and is not claimed within 3 calendar days after the date of its release under section 5(7E) of the Act, the charge payable for storing the vehicle or trailer is the appropriate storage charge at the rate specified in the third column of the Schedule for each period of 24 hours or part thereof during which the vehicle or trailer is detained, such period to commence from midnight of the day after the day on which the vehicle or trailer was released.
Storage charges for unclaimed motor vehicles
2B.  Where any motor vehicle has been seized under section 101(5) of the Act and is not claimed on the date of its return under section 101(6) of the Act or its release under section 101(8) of the Act, the charge payable for storing the motor vehicle is the appropriate storage charge at the rate specified in the third column of the Schedule for each period of 24 hours or part thereof during which the motor vehicle is detained, such period to commence from midnight of the day after the day on which the motor vehicle was returned or released, as the case may be.”.
Amendment of rule 3
3.  Rule 3 of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately after the word “section” in paragraph (1), the words “95A(1) or”; and
(b)
by deleting the words “be reckoned from noon” in paragraph (2)(b) and substituting the words “commence from midnight”.
Deletion and substitution of Schedule
4.  The Schedule to the principal Rules is deleted and the following Schedule substituted therefor:
THE SCHEDULE
Rules 2, 2A, 2B and 3
Removal and storage charges
First column
Second column
Third column
Type of vehicle
Removal charges
Storage charges
(inclusive of GST)
1.
Motor cycles, power‑assisted bicycles or personal mobility devices
$60
$21.40
2.
Motor cars
$160
$42.80
3.
Goods vehicles or buses
$360
$85.60
4.
Motor vehicles (other than motor cycles, power‑assisted bicycles, personal mobility devices, motor cars, goods vehicles or buses)
$360
$171.20
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[LTA/L18.029.002.KT/TS; AG/LEGIS/SL/276/2015/65 Vol. 1]