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Updated: 11/13/2012 07:16 | By Channel NewsAsia

Workshops which illegally modify vehicles under scrutiny

Workshops which illegally modify vehicles under scrutiny


Workshops which illegally modify vehicles under scrutiny

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is reviewing the enforcement regime against workshops which illegally modify vehicles.

2,645 summonses were issued for illegal modification offences for all vehicle types in 2010.

The figure went up to 7,322 in 2011.

For motorcycles, 341 summonses were issued for illegal modifications in 2010, and 1,175 summonses in 2011.

In 2012, the figure shot up to 7,239 summonses for illegal vehicle modifications in the first eight months alone.

1,405 summonses were for illegal motorcycle modifications.

In a written reply to Parliament, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said no one has been jailed for illegal modification offences.

Enforcement actions are currently focused on owners of illegally modified vehicles.

No summonses have been issued against motor vehicle workshop owners so far.

— CNA/fa

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