Fine Penalties For Driving in Designated Bus Lane during Bus Lane Hours in Singapore

Bus lanes is usually on the most left of the road marked with continuous yellow (normal bus lane) and/or red strips (full-day bus lane)
In 1974, Singapore government launched a new bus lane scheme to improve bus efficiency. It allows buses to enter and exit bus stops more smoothly, improving faster rides to commuters. In October 2005, Land Transport Authority launched a full-day bus lane scheme along Orchard Road. Not restricting to public transport, school and factory buses are also allow to use the bus lanes, but not allowed to stop, pick up or let passengers alight along bus lanes. It was also uses as an emergency lane for public service vehicles attending to emergency. Statistics has show that the scheme has improved bus speed and reliability.

Below are the operating hours of the Normal and Full-Day Bus Lanes:

Days Normal Bus Lanes Full-Day Bus Lanes
Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 9.30am
5.00pm to 8.00pm
7.30am to 8.00pm
Saturdays Not applicable 7.30am to 8.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays Not Applicable Not Applicable

However, there are still some motorists that does not comply with the regulations thus Land Transport Authority (LTA) has come up with fines to punish those that flout the enforcement. LTA has equipped 90 buses along routes with bus lanes fitted with video camera to record bus lane infringements and traffic wardens are deployed at various hotspot to record the vehicle licence plate number of motorists who infringe the law.

A Composition fine of $130 for offender while a maximum court fine of $1,000 or 3 months imprisonment if the offence is not compounded and offender is convicted in Court for the first time.

Source Reference:

  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) Rules

Updated on 23rd September 2014

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