President Halimah’s convoy did not receive summons for flouting traffic rules: LTA

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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) revealed in a joint press statement today that no summons were issued for vehicles belonging to President Halimah Yacob’s convoy that were flagged for waiting along double yellow lines at Prinsep Street this week.

A photo of an LTA enforcement officer investigating a car with a special number plate, SEP1, went viral online on Wednesday. ‘SEP’ is an acronym that stands for Singapore Elected President.

According to the LTA, parking on unbroken double yellow lines is ordinarily an “illegal parking offence” and offenders can be fined between $70 to $150 depending on the type of vehicle they drove.

However, it appears that no summons were issued for the cars in the President’s convoy.

Instead, the LTA and the SPF revealed that Police Security Command (SecCom) officers, who provide security protection for figures like the President and other top political leaders, have been reminded to park the vehicle convoy “in compliance with traffic rules, without compromising their mission to ensure the safety and security of those they are escorting.”

The authorities also revealed that the LTA officer seen in the viral photo was conducting a routine patrol around the vicinity when he came across two vehicles waiting along a stretch on Prinsep Street which had double yellow lines.

The LTA officer approached the driver to move off, in accordance with traffic rules. This was probably the point when the viral image was clicked.

LTA and SPF further revealed:

“The driver informed the LTA enforcement officer that he was there to pick up the President who was leaving the place. In the midst of the engagement, the President arrived and the driver drove off. There was no summons issued.
“As part of the security protection operations, the vehicle convoy is to be positioned close to the event location in compliance with traffic rules, to facilitate swift evacuation during contingencies.”

The authorities added that the SecCom ground commander decided, in this case, for the vehicle convoy to remain waiting at the road for the President as there were no street-side parking lots available nearby that could accommodate the convoy’s quick response, in case there was an emergency.

Was the elected President’s car booked for illegal parking?

43 COMMENTS

  1. This is what actually happened.

    Pink : ” Hey bro, can help buy makan for me? I have to jaga the President car lah.”

    LTA Occifer: “Eh sure bro, what you want?”

    Pink : “Chicken rice, roasted one ah, with ginger and chilli sauce ah bro, then drink is teh-o. Oh can get the goreng pisang? 2 piece, if don’t have, fried yam also can.”

    LTA Occifer : ” Wait ah bro, I take out my notebook to write.”

  2. Fake news. You look at another photo, the pink guy was floating above the yellow lines. Only ghosts walk legs not touching the ground. This picture purposely did not show the lower part of his body.

  3. this is NORMAL for #WHITEHORSE…because they won’t get any summons from Singapore Police Force & Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving because they are under CONTROL by JUNTA PAP…

  4. Say whatever you want to say. If she was not on official duties, the driver and the SecCom (whatever it means) commander should park their vehicles properly. With mobile phones and other communications at the disposal of Halimah, there is no reason for the vehicles to be waiting at places like this.

  5. ALL Fairness …The Head of State should be given privilege …Especially The President Car belongs to the country…..Aiyoh …Small thing
    dont be so petty lah…Whatever President Halimah being sworn in as The President of The Republic of Singapore…OFFICIALLY…Enjoy your Holidays Countrymen….Merry Christmas & A Prosperous New Year..
    和气生才…(HARMONY BRINGS LUCK)…Lets All Strike 4D today..
    and than go to Singapore Pools to collect your cheque tomorrow….

  6. What the issue the car belongs to the State under the care of the Police Security Command. It’s not her personal car. Even if SEP 1 is issued a summon it will be squashed by LTA.

  7. I believe summon has already issued. The pink shirt person is not there, it’s amended. Very poor amendment. I believe that LTA office may have been dismissed from his work by higher authority.

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