Parliament: 4,329 cases of misuse and illegal parking at taxi stands in last three years

A Premier Silvercab taxi at a taxi stand in Shenton Way.
A Premier Silvercab taxi at a taxi stand in Shenton Way.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - There were 4,329 cases of illegal parking or misuse of taxi stands or taxi stops over the last three years, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Thursday (March 24).

Of these, 325 cases were committed by taxis.

He gave these statistics in a written reply to a parliamentary question by Mr Ang Hin Kee (Ang Mo Kio GRC), who is also executive adviser to the National Taxi Association.

Information of the number of cases per year and the number of cases across previous periods of time is not immediately available.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) introduced a tiered regime for fines under illegal parking offences that do not carry demerit points in January last year.

Illegally parking a light vehicle at a taxi stand carries a $50 fine for first-time offenders and $80 fine for repeat offenders. The fines are $80 and $120 respectively for heavy vehicles.

Mr Khaw said the LTA will continue to deploy enforcement officers to deter motorists from misusing taxi stands and taxi stops.