Published: 20 January 2015
Mr Ang Wei Neng: asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs for the past five years, what is the number of heavy vehicles caught without a working speed limiter.
Written Reply by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs:
1. All goods and public service vehicles with maximum laden weight exceeding 12 tonnes and 10 tonnes respectively are required by law to be installed with speed limiters, which restrict their maximum speed to 60 kilometres per hour.
2. Vehicle owners are responsible for installing and maintaining the speed limiters in working condition in their vehicles. Over the past five years, the Traffic Police has caught 20 owners for not maintaining the required speed limiters, and 37 drivers for using a vehicle with a faulty or tampered speed limiter.