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     FrontPage Edition: Wed 24 December 2003

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Owners need not register new vehicles to retain registration numbers

From 22 December 2003, the Land and Transport Authority (LTA) will be introducing changes to the scheme on the retention of vehicle registration numbers.

These changes will enable vehicle owners to enjoy greater flexibility to use their retained vehicle registration numbers after the vehicles are de-registered. These changes are being introduced following feedback from members of the public.

The changes are as follows:

1. A vehicle owner can transfer the retained vehicle registration number to an existing vehicle he owns. Previously, the retained vehicle registration number could only be used to register a new vehicle.

2. A vehicle owner will have up to 12 months to use the retained vehicle registration number. Previously, the existing registration number had to be used to register a new vehicle within 6 months.

The following table gives the breakdown of the charges:

Description

Charges

To use a retained number on an existing vehicle

$1300

Six-month extension of 12-month validity period to use a retained number (up to two extensions allowed)

$1,020 per extension (including $20 administrative fee)

For further information, please call LTA's Customer Service Line: 1800-CALL LTA (1800 - 2255 582) or visit the One.Motoring website at http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/

Source: LTA News Release 22 Dec 2003

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