Driving Information

Driving Licence

A valid driving licence from your country of residence or a valid International Driving License is required for driving in Singapore. Conversion of foreign driving licenses to Singapore driving licenses can be done at the Traffic Police Department, 10 Ubi Avenue 3, Singapore 408865. Tel: 6547 0000.

There are three ways of parking in Singapore - coupon parking, paid parking and season parking.

Coupon Parking
Where required, parking coupons should be displayed on the dashboard. Denominations of parking coupons are SGD 0.50, 1, 2 and 2 (for overnight parking). Generally, parking coupon rates are:

  • SGD 0.50 per hr outside the Central Business District
  • SGD 1 per hr within the Central Business District

Look for signboards which indicate parking rates and free parking times as they vary between car parks. Parking coupons can be purchased from any of the following authorised sale outlets:

  • The URA Centre service counter
  • NTUC Fair Price
  • Singapore Post
  • Selected Petrol Kiosks
  • 7-Eleven
  • HDB Car Parks Section
  • Any HDB branch office
  • Any appointed sales outlets (all approved coupon agents display a signboard at their premises)

Paid Parking
Paid parking is practised in almost all shopping centres, buildings and some public car parks. You basically pay for the time your vehicle is parked.

There are different carpark payment systems adopted island-wide, some of which would require you to have a CashCard/Autopass Card or even a CashCard/Autopass Card inserted in an In-Vehicle Unit to make payment for parking charges. Should you not be equipped with these, there are back-up systems such as cash collection available for your use. There is also a "Help" button at the car park entrance if you need any assistance. Some shopping centres offer a rebate on your parking charges.

Season Parking
Season parking is usually applicable to tenants and residents at their office and residential car parks respectively. Avoid parking in season parking lots (usually with red markings) and along roads with double yellow lines.

Speed Limit

  • Residential areas: 50km/h
  • Expressways: 70 to 90km/h

Speed Cameras
Speed detection cameras are installed on expressways and major roads.

Bus Lanes
Bus lanes or left lanes with unbroken yellow lines should only be used by buses during these hours: Mon to Fri (7.30am to 9.30am, 4.30pm to 7pm), Sat (7.30am to 9.30am, 11.30am to 2pm).

Electronic Road Pricing Scheme (ERP)
To even out traffic flow into the Central Business District (CBD), all vehicles entering during the restricted hours of 7.30am to 7pm are required to pay a toll.
To relieve congestion between 7.30am and 9.30am along the expressways and busy roads, all vehicles passing through ERP gantries are required to pay a toll.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Traffic Watch Tel: 1800 222 2233
  • Traffic Police Tel: 6547 0000
  • Automobile Association Of Singapore (AAS) Tel: 6737 2444
  • AAS 24-hour Emergency Road Service Tel: 6748 9911
  • NETS (CashCard) Tel: 6274 1322
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA) Tel: 1800 225 5582
  • Parking Offences Tel: 1800 354 6511 (HDB) / 1800 329 3434 (URA)
  • Woodlands Causeway Tel: 6767 5963
  • Tuas Second Link Tel: 6865 4614
  • Changi Ferry Terminal Tel: 6545 0828

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