Singapore—On May 18, the Facebook page SG Road Vigilante (SGRV) featured photos of a man who looked like he was changing the license plates on his gold-coloured BMW at a Malaysian Petron petrol station, possibly for wanting to avoid being identified for road traffic offences in Malaysia.
In the photos, the man is seen replacing a black license plate with SLX as its first three letters, to a yellow one with the end numbers 2777.
The yellow car plate has actually been registered for use with a Hyundai, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) e-payment portal, One Motoring.
The black plate has been registered for use with a BMW.
To make matters worse, there are already two outstanding speeding summonses in Malaysia for the yellow plate. The first had been issued around two years ago, while the second had been issued on May 18, the same date that the post was put up.
This means that the car was caught speeding on camera when it had the Hyundai license plate not only once but twice.
Moreover, a report from mothership.sg says that the black plate looks as if it was recently repainted, perhaps as part of the driver’s heightened efforts to evade the law.
The use of a bogus license plate is a violation of Singapore law. If anyone is caught doing this, he or she could be jailed for up to one year, or fined up to S$5,000.
20may2018spotted by members the bmw driver using #SLX27E on its way back to…
Netizens started tagging police in Malaysia to bring the matter to their attention.
Other commenters appealed for Malaysian law to be respected.
Another called him out for his illegal conduct in another country
Perhaps the driver had gotten wind that his bad behaviour had been featured on social media because by the next day, the summons were found to have been cleared.
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