SINGAPORE: Foreign vehicles with outstanding fines for traffic, parking or vehicular emissions offences may be denied entry into Singapore from Apr 1, according to a press release on Friday (Feb 1).
The move, which is supported by the Singapore Police Force, Housing and Development Board, Land Transport Authority, National Environment Agency and Urban Redevelopment Authority, aims to strengthen enforcement of such offences.
Responding to Channel NewsAsia's queries, the authorities said that to date, motorists of foreign vehicles have accumulated about 400,000 outstanding fines amounting to S$32 million.
"About 60,000 foreign vehicles enter Singapore daily. The majority of foreign motorists are law abiding," said the agencies.
"However, there are some who break our rules and do not settle their outstanding fines for offences committed."
"Foreign motorists who enter Singapore must abide by Singapore’s laws and settle any outstanding fines for offences," the statement added.
Flyers have been distributed and billboards put up at land checkpoints to remind foreign motorists to pay their fines.
Traffic police and other government agencies have also been conducting operations at land checkpoints to detect such vehicles, said the release.
"Despite these measures, some foreign motorists continue to disregard their outstanding fines," the agencies added.
To avoid being denied entry into Singapore, motorists are strongly advised to check the AXS website if they have outstanding fines for vehicle-related offences.
Payment for the fines can be made through:
- AXS kiosks, website and mobile app
- Respective agencies’ websites and customer service counters
- SingPost Post Offices, except for Traffic Police fines