After installing the canopy, vehicle owners are required to produce their vehicles for a “change-of-vehicle-particulars (CVP)” inspection at LTA’s authorised vehicle inspection centres. Inspectors at the inspection centres will inspect the canopy structure and re-weigh the vehicle. The inspection centre will also update LTA on the lorry’s unladen weight and particulars. A fee of $73 (excluding GST) is payable to the inspection centre for CVP inspection and weighing.
The LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres that provide both CVP inspection and weighing services are VICOM Inspection Centre Pte Ltd at 385 Sin Ming Drive, STA Inspection Pte Ltd at 302 Sin Ming Road and 249 Jalan Boon Lay, and JIC Inspection Services Pte Ltd at 53 Pioneer Road.
Enforcement officers are not everywhere at all times. Hence, there would still be owners and drivers of lorries that will flout safety regulations when carrying workers. How is LTA going to address this?
Everyone has a shared responsibility to make journeys safer for workers. Government’s commitment is through implementing and enforcing the set of stringent measures as well as to continue to look into ways to improve safe driving practices. Employers have the legal and moral responsibilities to ensure the welfare and safety of their workers. Similarly, lorry drivers need to exercise care for their passengers and observe safe driving habits. The public can also help by calling LTA’s Hotline to report any instances of non-compliance spotted on the roads.