COE Bidding Exercise and ERP Will be Suspended During Extended Circuit Breaker

Motorist May Coe Bidding Exercise Suspended Erp
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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the COE bidding exercise and ERP will remain suspended in May.

According to a press release on 29 April 2020, LTA will extend the previous adjustments in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Here’s a summary of the updated adjustments:

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

LTA will continue to suspend ERP at all gantries in view of the extended Circuit Breaker measures. ERP will be resumed once the extended Circuit Breaker measures are lifted on 1 June 2020.

COE Bidding and Renewal

The two COE bidding exercises for May 2020 will be suspended as part of the extended elevated Circuit Breaker measures.

Dealers may use their existing stock of Temporary COEs (TCOEs) to register new vehicles. In addition, all existing and unused TCOEs which expire on or after 7 April 2020 will have their validity automatically extended by three months.

For car owners looking to renew their COE, the Prevailing Quota Premium (PQP) will be based on the average of the Quota Premium (QP) for the latest three months in which bidding was conducted.

As such, the PQP for May and June 2020 will be based on the average of the QP for the bidding exercises conducted in January, February and March 2020.

Periodic Vehicle Inspection Deadline for Private Cars

The periodic inspection deadline for private vehicles will be extended by 6 months.

This applies to all private cars that are due for inspection within the extended Circuit Breaker period (until 1 June 2020). This extension also applies to private cars with periodic inspection deadlines between 2 June and 21 June 2020, both dates inclusive.

If your vehicle is due for inspection after 21 June 2020, you will have to send your car for inspection first before you can renew your road tax.

To facilitate continued usage of the cars, LTA will allow the road tax for such private cars to be renewed for six months if they have valid insurance coverage.

There are no changes to the arrangements for goods vehicles, buses, taxis, private hire cars, and motorcycles.

Seal Inspection for Off-Peak Cars (OPCs)

Seal inspection for OPCs will be waived if the road tax due date falls within the extended Circuit Breaker period (until 1 June 2020).

This waiver also applies if their road tax due date is between 2 June and 21 June 2020, both dates inclusive.

Disposal of Deregistered Vehicles

LTA-authorised scrapyards, Export Processing Zones, and other vehicle exporters will remain closed during this extended Circuit Breaker period.

Owners will have three months to dispose of their deregistered vehicles. It includes owners who have recently deregistered their cars and those with their one-month disposal deadline before 1 June 2020.

Car owners with disposal deadlines that fall between 2 June to 2 July 2020, both dates inclusive, will be given a further one-month extension to dispose of their vehicles.


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