02 Jan '13, 1pm

Some car enthusiasts I spoke to feel that the root cause of all the issues behind “illegal” vehicle modifications...

Some car enthusiasts I spoke to feel that the root cause of all the issues behind “illegal” vehicle modifications...

Is “zng-ing” (modifying) your car in Singapore necessarily a bad thing? In mid-November, the Parliament passed amendments to the Road Traffic Act which made for stiffer penalties against vehicles that are illegally modified. This enhanced penalty means the court can impound illegally-modified vehicles for up to three months and repeat offenders might even have to serve a jail term. Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo was quoted saying that “the government is also taking a calibrated approach in enhancing the penalties”. The message behind these actions, she said, is that “illegal modifications are not acceptable, especially in cases where there are blatant violations or when offenders blatantly break the law”. This rubs salt into the wounds of car enthusiasts, who have been trying in vain to have the definition of illegally modified vehicles corrected. Basically,...

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