No. S 539
Road Traffic Act
(Chapter 276)
Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Quota System) (Amendment No. 3) Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10A(4) of the Road Traffic Act, the Minister for Communications hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Quota System) (Amendment No. 3) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st November 1998.
Amendment of rule 20
2.  Rule 20 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Quota System) Rules (R 31) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (1), the following paragraph:
(1A)  Where a certificate of entitlement has been cancelled under paragraph (1), the Registrar shall, upon the application of the holder of the certificate of entitlement, issue to him a certificate setting out the residual value, if any of the certificate of entitlement.”;
(b)by deleting paragraph (2) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(2)  Subject to rule 28, where a certificate of entitlement is cancelled under paragraph (1) before its expiration, the residual value of the certificate of entitlement shall not be refunded to the holder of the certificate of entitlement, but, upon application by the holder thereof to the Registrar, shall, for a period of 12 months from the date of the cancellation or within such further period as the Registrar may approve, be available to the applicant to be set off against —
(a)any quota premium payable by him for another certificate of entitlement issued in respect of another motor vehicle;
(b)any charge payable by him for restoring the certificate of entitlement in respect of another motor vehicle ; and
(c)the fees payable under rules 6 and 7 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) Rules (R 5) in connection with the registration of the motor vehicle referred to in sub-paragraph (a).
(2A)  In granting an application under paragraph (2), the Registrar may impose such conditions as he thinks fit.”;
(c)by deleting the word "once" in the fourth line of paragraph (3);
(d)by inserting, immediately after the word "used" in the fifth line of paragraph (3), the words "or further transferred";
(e)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (4), the following paragraphs:
(4A)  A person who holds the residual value of any certificate of entitlement may apply to the Registrar for the whole amount of the residual value to be divided into such smaller portions as the applicant may require and may use each such portion for the registration of a separate new vehicle or transfer any such portion of the rebate to any person under paragraph (3).
(4B)  A person who holds the residual values of the certificates of entitlement in respect of 2 or more vehicles may apply to the Registrar for the residual values of such certificates of entitlement to be used collectively for the registration of one or more new vehicles.
(4C)  The Registrar may grant an application under paragraph (4A) or (4B) subject to such conditions as he thinks fit and shall, upon granting an application under paragraph (4A), issue to the applicant a new certificate of entitlement in respect of each portion into which the residual value of the certificate of entitlement has been divided.
(4D)  The new certificates of entitlement issued under paragraph (4C) shall be in replacement of the certificate referred to in paragraph (1A).
(4E)  A fee of $10 shall be payable in respect of each portion into which the residual value of a certificate of entitlement is to be divided under paragraph (4A).”; and
(f)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (7), the following paragraph:
(8)  For the purposes of this rule, “new vehicle” means a motor vehicle which has not been registered elsewhere before its first registration in Singapore.”.
Amendment of First Schedule
3.  The First Schedule to the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Quota System) Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting the words "12 months" wherever they appear and substituting in each case the words "3 months";
(b)by deleting the words "application for the" in the fifth line of paragraph (b); and
(c)by deleting the words "application for" wherever they appear in paragraphs (c), (d) and (e).
[G.N. Nos. S 191/98; S 518/98]

Made this 29th day of October 1998.

TEO MING KIAN
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Communications,
Singapore.
[MINCOM LT.271.6.01.0.12; AG/LEG/SL/276/97/13 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 141 of the Road Traffic Act).