No. S 175
Road Traffic Act
(Chapter 276)
Road Traffic (Carriage of Persons in Goods Vehicles) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Rules 2003
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 77(5) of the Road Traffic Act, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Carriage of Persons in Goods Vehicles) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Rules 2003 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2003.
New rule 8 and Schedule
2.  The Road Traffic (Carriage of Persons in Goods Vehicles) (Consolidation) Rules (R 1) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 7, the following rule and Schedule:
Marking of passenger capacity on goods vehicles
8.—(1)  No person shall be carried on the floor of a goods vehicle unless a marking or label stating the maximum passenger capacity of the floor of the vehicle as computed in accordance with rule 7 is painted or marked or otherwise clearly displayed at the right side of the rear tailboard of the vehicle or upon some conspicuous place on the vehicle determined by the Registrar.
(2)  The marking or label referred to in paragraph (1) shall conform to the specifications set out in the Diagram in the Schedule.
(3)  Where the marking or label of a goods vehicle referred to in paragraph (1) is altered or defaced such that it no longer conforms with the specifications referred to in paragraph (2) —
(a)the owner of the goods vehicle; and
(b)any person who alters or defaces the marking or label,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(4)  In any proceedings for an offence under paragraph (3)(a), it shall be a defence for the defendant to prove that another person had altered or defaced the marking or label without his consent or connivance.
(5)  A defendant shall not, without leave of the court, be entitled to rely on the defence under paragraph (4) unless, within a period ending 7 clear days before the hearing, he has served on the prosecutor a notice in writing giving such information identifying or assisting in the identification of that other person as was then in his possession.”.

Made this 27th day of March 2003.

Land Transport Authority of
[LTA/LEG/EK/GV; AG/LEG/SL/276/2002/8 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 141(1) of the Road Traffic Act).