There were 242 cases per month in 2010 and 542 cases per month for the first eight months of this year. In 2011, the number of drivers caught for illegal licence plates was 335 per month.
As ridiculous as it seems, the law states that the penalty is a fine of up to S$1,000 or a jail term of up to three months. Honestly, I have not heard of anyone being thrown into jail because of an illegal license plate but having said that, workshop owners told Channel NewsAsia that most drivers do not know that their licence plates were not legal.
- the letters and figures are 70 mm high, 50 mm wide and 10 mm broad;
- the space between adjoining letters and between adjoining figures shall be 10 mm;
- the space between the letters and figures shall be 20 mm;
- a margin between the nearest part of any letter or figure and the top or bottom of the vehicle licence plate shall be 10 mm; and