Oral Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Oral Reply to Parliamentary Question on Whether Traffic Police will Monitor and Take Action Against Drivers of Vehicles with Illegally Modified Exhaust Systems

Published: 22 November 2023


Mr Lim Biow Chuan: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether the Traffic Police will monitor and take action against drivers of vehicles with illegally modified exhaust systems that cause noise pollution along expressways, such as the East Coast Parkway; and (b) whether enhanced action can be taken against such drivers.


Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development:

1. Enforcement against illegal modification of vehicles, which includes illegal modification of exhaust systems, is done by the Land Transport Authority, or LTA. LTA conducts regular enforcement operations to deter and detect illegal modifications. Traffic Police will refer such cases it comes across to LTA.

2. Individuals or workshops that make illegal modifications, and individuals who drive illegally modified vehicles, may be fined up to $5,000 or imprisoned up to 3 months, or both. Repeat offenders may be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned up to 6 months or both. The vehicle may also be detained.