17th March 2005, 08:34 AM
Revised Speed Limit For Light Commercial Vehicles
From today (7 March 2005), the speed limit for light commercial vehicles will be raised from 60 kilometres per hour (km/h) to 70km/h. These vehicles comprise light goods vehicles (LGVs) and small buses with maximum laden weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and seating capacity of up to 15 passengers.
For safety reasons, LGVs transporting workers and small buses without seat belts for passengers will continue to be subjected to the speed limit of 60km/h.
The revised speed limit will allow light commercial vehicles to travel at higher speeds and narrow their speed differential with other vehicles that have higher speed limits. This will improve traffic flow on the expressways without compromising road safety. However, as with other vehicles, light commercial vehicles will still be subjected to the posted speed limits on the roads.
Owners of light commercial vehicles can replace the existing speed limit discs on their vehicles with those stating the higher speed limit. These discs are either painted or fitted at the rear of the vehicles, and display the maximum speed of such vehicles in kilometres per hour. These discs can be purchased from LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres and most sign-craft shops.
The speed limit for light commercial vehicles was last revised in April 2001, when it was raised from 50km/h to 60km/h. As at 31 December 2004, there are about 96,000 light commercial vehicles in Singapore.