Heads up, Malaysians!
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has announced that all foreign-registered cars will have to pay a reciprocal road charge (RRC) of RM20 (SGD6.40) when they enter the country via Tuas or Woodlands checkpoints starting 15th February.
It was reported that the RRC mirrors Malaysia’s road charge of RM20 per entry for foreign vehicles entering Johor. According to Yahoo! News, almost RM14 million (SGD4.48 million) was collected from Singapore-registered cars between 1st November (when the new road charge was implemented) and 20th December.
“The RRC will be collected together with the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), toll charges and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees upon departure at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint,” added the LTA.
Motorists who evade payment will face a SGD50 (approx. RM156) fine for their first offence and SGD100 (approx. RM312) for a subsequent offence. Failure to do so may be charged in court and face a fine of up to SGD1000 (approx. RM3120) or a jail term of up to 3 months
“We have a long-standing policy of matching any levy, tolls or fees charged by Malaysia for using the road links between Singapore and Malaysia. This is to ensure that Malaysia takes into consideration our response whenever they raise their tolls or levies,” said Singapore’s Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on 9th January.
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