Published: 06 July 2023
Mr Leon Perera: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what is the progress of Traffic Police’s planning on the initiative to require speed-management devices on lorries that are used to ferry migrant workers; and (b) what is the expected timeline for the adoption of such devices on all such lorries.
Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development:
1. In March 2022, we announced that the Government would mandate lorries with Maximum Laden Weight between 3,500kg and 12,000kg to be fitted with speed management devices or speed limiters.
2. The Traffic Police has since been working with industry stakeholders to evaluate the different types of speed limiter, and to develop the implementation plan.
3. Industry stakeholders have given feedback that they would require some time to re-configure their products to meet our requirements, and conduct technical tests to ensure safety and roadworthiness. The industry will also need time to ramp up the supply, and to ensure that there are sufficient authorised agents to install these devices.
4. We aim to announce the details later this year.