Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 20/1981

Read the first time on 21st July 1981.
An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 92 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1981.
Amendment of section 7
2.  Section 7 of the Road Traffic Act (referred to in this Act as the principal Act) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after subsection (2), the following subsection: —
(3)  The President may appoint different grades of Assistant Registrars for the purposes of this Act.”; and
(b)by re-numbering the existing subsections (3) and (4) as subsections (4) and (5), respectively.
New sections 41C and 41D
3.  The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 41B, the following sections: —
Test of satisfactory condition of vehicle
41C.—(1)  The Minister may make rules for the examination of any motor vehicle and for the issue, where the vehicle is found on such examination to comply with the prescribed requirements relating to its construction and condition, of a certificate (referred to in this Act as a test certificate) that at the date of the examination those requirements were complied with.
(2)  An examination for the purposes of this section shall be carried out by a person authorised by the Registrar (referred to in this section as an authorised examiner).
(3)  Where a test certificate is refused, the examiner shall specify the grounds of the refusal, and a person aggrieved by the refusal may appeal to the Registrar, and on such appeal the Registrar shall cause a further examination to be made and may issue or refuse to issue a test certificate.
(4)  The Minister may make rules for the purpose of giving effect to this section and in particular as to —
(a)the authorisation of an examiner, the conditions to be complied with by an authorised examiner and the withdrawal of any such authorisation;
(b)the manner in which, conditions under which and the apparatus with which an examination of a motor vehicle is to be carried out, and the maintenance of that apparatus in an efficient state;
(c)the inspection of premises at which and the apparatus with which an examination of a motor vehicle is being, or is to be, carried out;
(d)the fee to be paid for the examination of a motor vehicle;
(e)the additional fee to be paid for any further examination of a motor vehicle where the vehicle is found, after a previous examination, not to comply with any prescribed requirement relating to its construction or condition;
(f)the manner in which an application may be made for the examination of a motor vehicle;
(g)the manner in which and time within which an appeal may be brought under subsection (3);
(h)the fee to be paid on an appeal under subsection (3) and the repayment of the fee or part thereof where it appears to the Registrar that there were substantial grounds for the appeal;
(i)the form of and particulars to be contained in a test certificate;
(j)the issue of a copy of a test certificate that is lost or defaced and the fee payable therefor;
(k)the keeping by an authorised examiner of a register of test certificates in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars, and the inspection of such register by such person and in such circumstances as may be prescribed; and
(l)the keeping of records by an authorised examiner and the furnishing of returns and information to the Registrar by the authorised examiner.
(5)  Rules made under this section may make different provisions in respect of different vehicles or classes of vehicles.
Vehicle without test certificate cannot be used
41D.—(1)  A person who uses on a road at any time, or causes or permits to be so used, a motor vehicle in respect of which there is no test certificate shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.
(2)  This section shall apply to such motor vehicles with effect from such dates as may be prescribed.”.
Amendment of section 72
4.  Section 72 of the principal Act is amended by deleting the word “fifty” in subsection (3) and substituting the words “one hundred”.