Tuesday, 17 January 2017

(The Star) LTA to implement new RRC fares on Feb 15

SINGAPORE: Come Feb 15, all foreign-registered cars will have to pay a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) of S$6.40 per entry when they enter Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint.
The new charge mirrors Malaysia’s Road Charge of S$6.40 (RM20) per entry for non-Malaysia-registered cars entering Johor, which was implemented on Nov 1, 2016.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday the road charge would be collected together with the Vehicle Entry Permit, toll charges and fixed Electronic Road Pricing fees upon departure at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint.
Signs have been put up to remind motorists to pay the charges by inserting their Autopass Card or CashCard into card readers at immigration booths. The LTA has imposed stiffer penalties on motorists who evade payment of tolls, fees and charges since Aug 1, 2016.
First-time offenders are liable to pay a composition sum of $50 (RM156), while repeat offenders will have to pay $100 (RM312).

Motorists who do not pay the composition sum may be charged in court and if found guilty, can be fined up to S$1,000 (RM3,122), or imprisoned for a term not exceeding three months for the first offence. — The Straits Times/Asia News Network