Smoky Vehicles to be barred in Singapore

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4/14/14

Smoky vehicles to be barred from entering Singapore

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Smoky vehicles to be barred from entering Singapore
In Cars, Local News / By Hafriz Shah / 13 February 2014 3:54 pm / 79 comments Like

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Smoky vehicles to be barred from entering Singapore

Malaysian vehicles with excessive smoke levels will soon be barred from entering Singapore, according to a report from The Star. Initially scheduled to take effect at the start of the year, Singaporean authorities have now decided to delay the implementation of the new rule to July 1, 2014.

The neighbouring country’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has lowered the permissible level of black smoke emitted from a vehicle from the previous 50 HSU (Hartridge Smoke Units) to 40 HSU. As such, private and commercial vehicles that fall foul of the new ruling will be denied entry into the republic. On top of that, hefty fines will also be issued to the perpetrators: S$150 (RM394) for first time offenders, rising to S$200 (RM525) and S$300 (RM787) for each subsequent violations. This new ruling would mostly affect ageing lorries and buses, but owners of older, smoky diesel vehicles should also be wary. Future BMW M3 and M4 owners, equipped with the self-explanatory Smoky Burnout function, however, need not apply as only exhaust smoke will be measured :)

Preferring to drive cars rather than desks, Hafriz Shah ditched his suit and tie to join the ranks of Malaysia’s motoring hacks. A car’s technical brilliance is completely lost on him, appreciating character-making quirks more. When not writing this ego trip of a bio, he’s usually off driving about aimlessly, preferably in a car with the right combination of...
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