Parking Places Act
(Chapter 214, Section 8)
Parking Places (Coupon Parking) Rules
R 3
REVISED EDITION 2009
(31st March 2009)
[1st August 1982]
Citation
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Parking Places (Coupon Parking) Rules.
Definitions
2.  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —
“coupon parking place” or “parking place” means a parking place designated by the Superintendent in accordance with rule 5(1) as a place where vehicles may be parked using parking coupons;
“DP app” has the meaning given by the Parking Places (Digital Payment — Parking Charges) Rules 2017 (G.N. No. S 553/2017);
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“parking coupon” or “coupon” means a coupon or other document issued by the Superintendent to any person for the purpose of parking a vehicle in accordance with rule 9;
“parking charge” means the parking charge fixed under section 9(1) of the Act.
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Application of Parking Places Rules
3.  The Parking Places Rules (R 2) shall apply to vehicles parked in a coupon parking place in so far as any of the provisions of those Rules is not inconsistent with or modified by the provisions of these Rules.
Payment by parking coupons or DP app
3A.  A person must not park a vehicle in any coupon parking place at any period of time during which parking charges are payable unless the parking charges for that period is paid by —
(a)the method described in these Rules;
(b)the method described in the Parking Places (Digital Payment — Parking Charges) Rules 2017 (G.N. No. S 553/2017); or
(c)a combination of those methods.
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Use of parking coupons
4.—(1)  Any person who parks a vehicle in any coupon parking place on the days and at the times indicated on any sign erected at that place shall display on the vehicle in the manner prescribed by rule 6 —
(a)one or more valid coupons in Form 1 or 2 in the Second Schedule having in the aggregate a value sufficient to meet the parking charges for the period during which the vehicle is parked or is to be parked in such parking place; or
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(b)a valid coupon in Form 3, 4, 5 or 6 in the Second Schedule.
(2)  For the purposes of this rule, a parking coupon shall not be valid if —
(a)the coupon is so torn, defaced or mutilated that the figures or other particulars therein are not legible;
(b)the period of validity of the coupon has expired;
(c)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 1 or 2 in the Second Schedule, does not indicate the date and time of commencement of parking the vehicle in accordance with rule 7;
(d)the coupon, being a coupon in any of the Forms in the Second Schedule, is used in a manner contrary to the conditions, requirements or instructions given in the relevant Form or on a sign erected by the Superintendent at the parking place;
(e)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 3 in the Second Schedule, does not indicate the date and time (PM or AM) of commencement of parking the vehicle in accordance with rule 7;
(f)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 4 or 5 in the Second Schedule —
(i)does not indicate the date of parking the vehicle in accordance with rule 7; or
(ii)is used at a time when, or in a place where, the coupon does not entitle the holder to park at the parking place;
(g)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 5 in the Second Schedule, does not indicate in ink, the vehicle number of the motor car or bear the signature of a person authorised by the Superintendent to issue the coupon;
(h)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 5 or 6 in the Second Schedule, is used for the parking of a motor vehicle the vehicle number of which does not correspond to that indicated on the coupon; or
(i)the coupon, being a coupon in Form 6 in the Second Schedule —
(i)does not indicate in ink, the vehicle number of the motor cycle in accordance with the instructions given in the Form, or the date and time (day or night) of parking the vehicle in accordance with rule 7; or
(ii)is used for the parking of a motor vehicle other than a motor cycle.
Signs indicating coupon parking places
5.—(1)  The Superintendent may designate any parking place as a coupon parking place by placing or erecting at or near such parking place a sign in accordance with any of the diagrams set out in the First Schedule.
(2)  No person shall place or erect any sign at any parking place without the prior written consent of the Superintendent.
Method of display of parking coupons
6.—(1)  As soon as a motor vehicle is parked in a coupon parking place, the driver of the vehicle shall —
(a)where a coupon in any of the Forms 1 to 4 in the Second Schedule is used, display one or more of the coupons on the front windscreen, front dashboard or front window of the motor vehicle in such a manner that the entire coupon is clearly visible for inspection at all times from outside the vehicle and the coupon shall have the date, time of commencement of parking of the vehicle and other particulars indicated therein in accordance with rule 7;
(b)where a coupon in Form 5 in the Second Schedule is used, display the coupon on the front windscreen of the motor vehicle in such a manner that the entire coupon is clearly visible for inspection at all times from outside the vehicle and the coupon shall have the date of parking the vehicle indicated therein in accordance with rule 7, the vehicle number of the motor car and the signature of a person authorised by the Superintendent to issue the coupon; and
(c)where a coupon in Form 6 in the Second Schedule is used, display the coupon in a conspicuous position on the motor cycle in such a manner that the entire coupon is clearly visible for inspection.
(2)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(a), where the vehicle is a motor cycle, motor scooter or other similar vehicle, the driver may display the coupon in a conspicuous and visible position on the motor cycle, motor scooter or vehicle.
Particulars on coupon
7.  The date and time of commencement of parking a vehicle in a coupon parking place shall, where required to be indicated in the coupon by these Rules, be indicated in the coupon in accordance with the instructions given in the form in which the coupon is set out in the Second Schedule.
Computation of parking time
8.  Where 2 or more coupons are displayed on a vehicle to cover the period during which the vehicle is to be parked in a coupon parking place, the time of commencement indicated in the second and subsequent coupon or coupons shall run immediately after the time of expiry of the period of parking indicated in the coupon of the prior period of parking.
Purchase of coupons
9.  The Superintendent or any person authorised by him in that behalf may issue to any person a coupon or coupons upon payment of the appropriate fees.
No refund for unused coupons
10.  No refund shall be allowed for any unused coupons except in such special circumstances as the Superintendent may allow and provided that the coupons are not defaced, mutilated or in any other manner invalid.
Incorrect commencement time displayed
11.  No person shall display or cause or permit to be displayed on a vehicle a coupon in which the time of commencement of parking indicated thereon is later than the actual time when he parks the vehicle.
Coupons that have been tampered with
12.  No person shall display or cause to be displayed on a vehicle any parking coupon that has any alteration, erasure or other irregularity therein which indicates that the coupon has been tampered with.
Offence to continue parking with expired coupons
13.  Any person who continues to park in a coupon parking place after the expiry of the period in respect of which coupons are displayed on the vehicle to meet the parking charges shall be guilty of an offence.
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Inspection of coupons
14.—(1)  The Superintendent or any person authorised by him may for the purposes of these Rules require any driver of a vehicle parked in any coupon parking place to produce for his inspection any parking coupon or coupons displayed on such vehicle and may retain any such parking coupon.
(2)  If the driver of the vehicle fails to produce the parking coupon or coupons displayed for inspection or retention by the Superintendent or any person authorised by him, he shall be guilty of an offence.
Rules disapplied to the extent DP app is used
15.  Rules 4, 6, 8, 11 and 13 do not apply to —
(a)a person who parks a vehicle in a coupon parking place who pays, in accordance with the method described in the Parking Places (Digital Payment — Parking Charges) Rules 2017 (G.N. No. S 553/2017), the parking charge for the whole of the period, or a part of the period, the vehicle is so parked or intended to be so parked; and
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(b)the period the parking charge for which is paid in accordance with the method described in the Parking Places (Digital Payment — Parking Charges) Rules 2017.
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