—(1) No person shall use or cause to be used on a road —
a motor vehicle or trailer which has a load, or any covering placed over a load, which exceeds the requirements specified in rule 3(a); or
a motor vehicle or trailer the overall width of which exceeds 2.6 metres,
unless the use of such motor vehicle or trailer on a road is authorised by and in accordance with a trip permit or a term permit granted by the Authority.
(2) An application for a trip permit or a term permit must —
be made in the appropriate form not less than 3 working days before the motor vehicle or trailer is used on any road; and
be accompanied by an indemnity in the appropriate form indemnifying the Authority against any damage to the road and all other claims and liabilities in respect of any death, injury, damage or loss which may be suffered by any person by reason of the use of the motor vehicle or trailer on the road.
(3) The Authority may grant a trip permit or a term permit in such form or manner as it thinks fit (including in electronic form).
(4) In granting a trip permit or a term permit, the Authority may impose conditions relating to —
the lateral projection of any load carried by the motor vehicle or trailer;
the overall height of the motor vehicle or trailer;
the need for police or other escort to be provided for the transport of the load;
the hours and route of travel of the motor vehicle or trailer; and
any other safety measures to be taken.
(5) In addition to any condition which the Authority may impose under paragraph (4), a term permit shall be subject to the condition that there shall be no change in the ownership of the motor vehicle or trailer in respect of which such term permit is granted during the period of validity of the term permit, and the term permit shall automatically lapse upon the breach of such condition.
(6) In this rule —
“appropriate form” means the relevant form set out on the Authority’s Internet website at http://www.lta.gov.sg;
“term permit” means a permit which authorises the use on a road of a motor vehicle or trailer specified in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) for unlimited trips —
on the routes; and
during the period of 3 months commencing from the date,
as specified in the permit;