SINGAPORE: A monthly average of 28 vehicle owners have been fined since 2010 for headlamp non-compliance.
This number includes the unauthorised installation of High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps.
Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew revealed this in a written reply to Member of Parliament (MP) for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Zainal Sapari.
Citing records from the Traffic Police, Mr Lui added there have been no accidents caused by drivers dazzled by light from other vehicles since 2005.
HID headlamps can improve the visibility of drivers compared with standard halogen lamps.
Since January 1, 2010, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) made it compulsory for all newly-registered vehicles with HID headlamps to be equipped with an auto-levelling feature.
LTA said the feature helps reduce glare to drivers of oncoming vehicles without compromising the improved visibility the headlamps offer to drivers.
Mr Lui said LTA enforcement officers look out for vehicles fitted with very bright headlamps that do not comply with its requirements.
Owners of non-complying vehicles face a maximum penalty of S$1,000 fine and three months' jail.
For subsequent offenders, they face up to S$2,000 fine and six months' jail. - CNA/nd
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