A surcharge on multiple-car owners won't work: Experts
Levying a surcharge on owners of several vehicles would not only be hard to implement but it also probably would not make it easier for people who need a car to get one, said observers yesterday.
National University of Singapore (NUS) transport researcher Lee Der Horng noted that only about 7 per cent of motorists have more than one car.
He added that a surcharge was unlikely to affect the rich - "at the end, it would really hit the middle-income, those who have two cars for family purposes".
An online survey conducted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) found that over 70 per cent of respondents wanted a surcharge on those who own more than one car.