November 2018 COE Results 2nd Bidding: Quota Premiums End Lower in Latest Tender

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In the 2nd bidding exercise for November 2018, COE results ended mostly lower across the board. The premiums for Cat A and B are $25,000 and $31,101 respectively, while Cat E closed at $30,959​. Continue reading

TADA Attracts Private-Hire Riders Looking for Lower Fares

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With Grab’s prices skyrocketing during peak periods, commuters seek alternatives with lower fares and shorter waiting times. TADA is one example, with lower prices compared to Grab. Continue reading

Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week: Episode 16

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For Episode 16 of Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week, we feature drivers who failed to keep a lookout for other road users and pedestrians. One desperate taxi driver was also caught on camera. Continue reading

TADA Launches a New Taxi Booking Service with Zero Commission for Drivers

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Blockchain-based ride hailing app TADA adds new taxi booking services to its platform in order to keep up with the increasingly competitive ride-hailing market in Singapore. Continue reading

ERP Rates to be Reduced During December 2018 School Holidays

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This December’s school holidays, drivers will get to enjoy lower Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates. The decrease in ERP prices range from 50 cents to a dollar. Continue reading

Johor Looks to Start Construction of Third Link Next Year

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Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian reportedly said that Malaysia plans to start construction on the Third Link, connecting Malaysia and Singapore, in 2019. Continue reading

LTA to Test New Guardrails in a Bid to Improve Road Safety

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New guardrails are being deployed as a trial by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Called rolling barriers, it works by converting the shockwaves to rotational energy when a vehicle hits them. Continue reading

LTA to Cease Hardcopy Letters for Motoring-Related Transactions

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From as early as June 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will cease hardcopy letters for motoring-related transactions. This is part of Singapore’s push to become a “Smart Nation”. Continue reading

November 2018 COE Results: Increased Quota Premium for Cat A and B

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The first COE bidding exercise for November 2018 has concluded. Quota premiums for Cat A and B rose by $2,643 and $1,000 respectively. Cat E dropped by $900. Continue reading

​New Punggol Link Road Opens Early, Connects to KPE and TPE

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A new link road connecting Punggol Central to the KPE and TPE (PIE) will open a year ahead of schedule, on 25 November 2018. Continue reading

Subaru Recalls 400,000 Cars Worldwide over Two Faulty Parts, Singapore Included

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Subaru announced a global recall of approximately 400,000 cars over two faulty parts. About 100 cars in Singapore are affected by this recall. Continue reading

Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week: Episode 15

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In this week’s episode of Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week, we feature several impatient drivers who can’t seem to follow basic traffic rules. A young man was also caught flipping the bird on camera. Continue reading

Singapore Petrol Price Comparison: November 2018

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These are the latest petrol prices in Singapore for November 2018. The prices provided here reflect the latest prices across the different petrol companies in Singapore. Continue reading

Used-Car Dealers Now Favouring Consignment Cars to Escape Lemon Law

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With consumers under the protection of the lemon law, used-car dealers are starting to favour selling consignment cars for a lower-than-usual profit. Continue reading

Grab Gets a New Investor, Receives Blowback from Its Driver Reward System

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Booking Holdings, A US-based travel firm is investing US$200 million (S$277 million) into Grab. The company's new driver reward system also attracts criticism for its high minimum threshold. Continue reading

Lion City Rentals Looks to Become Singapore’s ‘Preferred’ Car Rental Company

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Denying earlier reports that the company was closing down, Lion City Rentals said it wants to grow and reach out to a new and fresh customer base. Continue reading

Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week: Episode 14

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In episode 14 of our Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week compilation, we feature several road bullies and a cab driver not checking for traffic before opening his door. Continue reading

Dyson Chooses Singapore to Manufacture Its First Electric Cars

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Dyson, a British manufacturer of electronics like vacuum cleaners, will build a factory here in Singapore. The factory will produce the company’s first-ever Electric Vehicle. Continue reading

NTUC Income’s New ‘Droplet’ Plan Insures Grab Customers from Surge Prices When it Rains

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NTUC Income launches ‘Droplet’, an insurance plan that protects Grab customers from expensive trips when prices are surging due to rain. Continue reading

BMW Recalls Over a Million Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

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BMW has announced a recall of over a million of its vehicles after discovering an exhaust system fire risk. This is on top of the almost half a million cars it also recalled back in August this year. Continue reading