Singapore has introduced a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) for all non-Singapore-registered vehicles entering Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands border checkpoints. This charge will be collected upon departure along with the existing payments for Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), toll charges, and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees. The RRC of S$6.40 (RM20) mirrors Malaysia’s road charge of RM20 per entry imposed on non-Malaysia registered cars entering Johor which was implemented on 1st November 2016.
The Land Transport Authority of Singapore announced this today, adding that motorists face a fine of S$50 for a first offence and S$100 for a subsequent offence if they do not pay the RCC. Failing to pay the fine, motorists may be charged in court and face a jail term of up to three month or a fine of up to S$1,000.
According to Channel News Asia, Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that it is the Singapore Government’s long-standing policy to match any levy, tolls, or fees charged by Malaysia at the land checkpoints.
With this new charge, owners of Malaysia-registered vehicles hoping to drive into and in Singapore will have to pay a daily ERP fee, per-entry RRC, and VEP as well as toll charges each time they enter and exit the country. For example, if someone wanted to drive into Singapore for a day via the Tuas checkpoint, they would have to pay:
- S$5 for fixed ERP
- S$35 per day (Monday to Friday, 2am-5pm) for VEP
- S$3.20 for toll charge (once on arrival and once on departure)
In total, that’s S$46.40 which is equivalent to RM144.93. The fees will be collected as people exit the country and signs have been posted to remind motorists that they can pay for the charges via the Autopass card or CashCard.