My road tax is due for renewal, so i paid up beginning of this week via internet banking and am waiting for my road tax slip to put up on my windscreen. however my present road tax expires tomorrow, so i called LTA up to ask them when will my new road tax come, she says within a week, which would be beginning of next week. so i mentioned that i would be driving around with an expired road tax slip till next week, is that a problem? she says if the TP stops me, i have to mention that i've paid and they can do a check, and she did also confirm that i have paid and it's on the way.
now the scenario i was wondering was, say a TP really stops me, and books me for driving without valid road tax, and even after relating the phone call to her, says that under any circumstances, motorists are NOT to drive without a valid road tax slip. (i'm saying hypothetically ok!) Do I have a case since it was the authorities themself that gave me the information that i could?
i guess the question is, while ignorance of the law is not a reason for breaking it, what about misinformation of the law from relevant authorities leading to one breaking it?
just a thought that came to my mind after i put the phone down just now. and while i'm at it, can anyone confirm that if i drive for a few days without my road tax, citing that i've paid and the TP can check if needed, i would be ok?
for those of u wondernig, the LTA girl mentioned also that i will not be able to drive out of singapore, which is not a problem for the next few days.