No. S 456
Road Traffic Act
Road Traffic
(Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing)
(Amendment No. 8) Rules 2012
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 34 and 140 of the Road Traffic Act, the Minister for Transport hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) (Amendment No. 8) Rules 2012 and shall come into operation on 17th September 2012.
Amendment of rule 16
2.  Rule 16 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) Rules (R 5) is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraphs (9), (10) and (11) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(9)  Upon an application by the successful applicant, regardless of whether the period specified in paragraph (8) has lapsed, the Registrar may extend (or further extend) that period by a further period of 6 months for each application.
(10)  Every application for an extension of time under paragraph (9) shall —
(a)be accompanied by —
(i)an extension fee of $1,000; and
(ii)a processing fee of $20; and
(b)unless the Registrar allows otherwise, be made and posted within such time as to be received by the Registrar at least 7 days before the period specified in paragraph (8) lapses or, where any extension of time is granted, the last extension thereof lapses.”; and
(b)by deleting paragraph (15) and substituting the following paragraph:
(15)  Notwithstanding anything in this rule, the Registrar may, in his discretion and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit to impose, do either or both of the following:
(a)waive, in whole or in part, payment of any extension fee referred to in paragraph (10)(a)(i) or any fee referred to in sub-paragraph (b);
(b)at the request of a successful applicant and upon payment of a fee of $20, do all or any of the following:
(i)cancel the index mark and registration number allotted to the applicant;
(ii)refund to the applicant any deposit paid under paragraph (2)(b) in respect of that index mark and registration number;
(iii)cancel any extension of time granted to the applicant under paragraph (9);
(iv)refund to the applicant a pro-rated amount of the extension fee paid under paragraph (10)(a)(i) in respect of that extension of time according to the proportion which the remaining period of the extension (rounded to the nearest day) bears to the total period of that extension.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 812/2004; S 813/2004; S 226/2005; S 248/2005; S 398/2005; S 540/2005; S 90/2006; S 125/2006; S 476/2006; S 505/2006; S 38/2007; S 116/2007; S 202/2007; S 365/2007; S 467/2007; S 608/2007; S 610/2007; S 739/2007; S 105/2008; S 289/2008; S 311/2008; S 429/2008; S 502/2008; S 519/2008; S 151/2009; S 205/2009; S 225/2009; S 279/2009; S 318/2009; S 330/2009; S 510/2009; S 511/2009; S 34/2010; S 356/2010; S 519/2010; S 336/2011; S 640/2011; S 66/2012; S 144/2012; S 277/2012; S 311/2012; S 365/2012; S 436/2012; S 437/2012]
Made this 28th day of August 2012.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Transport,
[LTA/RTA/RY/AK/RT(MVRL)12.06; AG/LLRD/SL/276/2010/17 Vol. 3]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 141(1) of the Road Traffic Act).