No. S 194
Road Traffic Act
(Chapter 276)
Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Seat Belts)
(Amendment) Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 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 (Motor Vehicles, Seat Belts) (Amendment) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1998.
Amendment of Rule 2
2.  Rule 2 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Seat Belts) Rules (R 15) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the word "reward" in sub-paragraph (iii) of the definition of "business service passenger vehicle", the words "unless prior approval of the Registrar has been obtained";
(b)by inserting, immediately after the definition of "business service passenger vehicle", the following definition:
“ “goods-cum-passengers vehicle” means —
(a)a station wagon constructed for the carriage of 7 passengers or more, excluding the driver, and registered by the owner for the use by him or a member of his family or any person by his authority without consideration for social or domestic purposes or for the owner's business and excluding the use for instructional purposes for reward;
(b)a panel van; or
(c)a twin-cabin goods vehicle.”;
(c)by deleting the definition of "heavy goods vehicle" and substituting the following definition:
“ “heavy goods vehicle” means —
(a)a goods vehicle the maximum laden weight of which exceeds 3.0 metric tonnes registered using a certificate of entitlement issued before 1st April 1998; or
(b)a goods vehicle the maximum laden weight of which exceeds 3.5 metric tonnes, registered using a certificate of entitlement issued on or after 1st April 1998,
but does not include any construction equipment, engineering plant, trivan, recovery vehicle or any vehicle used as a mobile canteen or mobile bank;”;
(d)by deleting the definition of "light goods vehicle" and substituting the following definition:
“ “light goods vehicle” means —
(a)a goods vehicle the maximum laden weight of which does not exceed 3.0 metric tonnes registered using a certificate of entitlement issued before 1st April 1998; or
(b)a goods vehicle the maximum laden weight of which does not exceed 3.5 metric tonnes, registered using a certificate of entitlement issued on or after 1st April 1998,
but does not include any construction equipment, engineering plant, trivan, motor cycle with a side-car attached to it, recovery vehicle and any vehicle used as a mobile canteen or mobile bank;”; and
(e)by deleting the definition of "station wagon (goods-cum-passengers)".
Amendment of Rule 3
3.  Rule 3 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Seat Belts) Rules is amended by deleting the words "station wagon (goods-cum-passengers)" in paragraph (e) and substituting the words "goods-cum-passengers vehicle".

Made this 31st day of March 1998.

FOCK SIEW WAH
Chairman,
Land Transport Authority,
Singapore.
[AG/LEG/SL/276/97/13 Vol 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 141 of the Road Traffic Act).