If you “assume” you know the speed limit on Singapore roads, you may end up spending.
This driving in Singapore guide explains the different Singapore road speed limits to help you drive safely in Singapore.
Why do you need to know the Singapore road speed limit?
Just like many other countries, Singapore imposes the maximum allowed speed on all roads.
All vehicles, except fire engines, ambulances, police cars, SCDF cars, and government cars that are on duty, must not exceed the gazetted speed limit for that road or that section of the road.
Different roads and different sections of a road may have different speed limits. In school zones, the speed limit depends on the time.
The penalty for speeding in Singapore is severe (read on).
Besides, keeping your vehicle within the speed limit can help keep you safe on the road.
To avoid speeding penalties and for your own safety, you need to know the speed limit on Singapore roads. For example, many drivers assume 90km/h is the speed limit in expressways in Singapore. Actually, in some sections, the speed limit is 70km/h or 80km/h. Similarly, some roads in Singapore have a speed limit of 40km/h instead of the well-known 50km/h.
What is the “default” Singapore road speed limit?
By law, the default speed limit of Singapore roads is 50km/h if the speed limit of that road is not gazetted.
But do not assume.
What are the different speed limits of Singapore roads?
In school zones, the speed limit is reduced to 40km/h in the morning ( from 6.30 am to 7.45 am), afternoon ( from 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm) and evening (from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm) on school days. During this period, you will see the “40km/h When Lights Flash” sign flashing as shown in the left
The school zone speed limit also takes effect at any time when a school event is in progress.
When the sign is not flashing, the speed limit reverts back to the gazetted speed limit for that road.
Similarly, in silver zones, the speed limit is also 40km/h.
Two sections of West Coast Highway (between lamp post No. 316S13 and Harbour Drive; and between lamp post No. R13 and lamp post No. R1) have a speed limit of 30km/h.
There are some roads with a speed limit of 40km/h. For example, some roads in housing estates have this limit.
Major roads usually have a speed limit of 60km/h or 70km/h.
The 8km KJE (Kranji Expressway) is the only expressway in Singapore with a speed limit of 90km/h.
Other Expressways in Singapore have a lower speed limit, or parts of the expressways have a lower speed limit.
For example, some sections of CTE, PIE, AYE, BKE, ECP, SLE and TPE have a speed limit of 90km/h. Other sections may have a limit of 70 or 80km/h.
The speed limit is 70 or 80km/h for KPE and MCE and in the tunnels of all expressways,
You should check the road sign if you are not sure about the speed limit.
What are the penalties for speeding in Singapore?
Singapore is a fine city.
Yes, there is a price list of penalties for speeding in Singapore.
The price you have to pay for speeding offences includes two parts:
- fine (you have to pay);
- demerit points (you will get).
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by 1 to 20km/h, you will be rewarded 4 demerit points and have to pay a fine of $130 (or $160 for a heavy vehicle),
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by 21 to 30km/h, you will be rewarded 6 demerit points and have to pay a fine of $150 (or $180 for a heavy vehicle).
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by 31 to 40km/h, you will be rewarded 8 demerit points and have to pay a fine of $170 (or $200 for a heavy vehicle).
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by 41 to 50km/h, you will be rewarded 12 demerit points, and you will be prosecuted in court.
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by 51 to 60km/h, you will be rewarded 18 demerit points, and you will be prosecuted in court.
If your car exceeds the speed limit on a road by more than 60km/h, you will be rewarded 24 demerit points, and you will be prosecuted in court.
Based on the current Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS), your license will be suspended once you accumulate 24 demerit points within any 24 months. For new or probationary drivers, once you accumulate 13 or more points in the probation period, the license will also be suspended.
The rules apply equally to both foreign driving license holders and Singapore license holders. You may check this guide on whether you can convert your foreign driving license to Singapore one.
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We have always forgotten that there is a speed limit in carparks and roads linking carparks in housing estates. Please post this speed limit to remind those who have forgotten or choose to ignore the rule.
Yes, it is often overlooked.
Unfortunately, as I know, the speed limit in car park in Singapore is defined/regulated by the owners of the car park. There is no universal speed limit defined in the law. Most owners enforce the speed limit in their car parks through speed bumps.
Most HDB multi-storey car parks have a speed limit of 15km/h. They also use speed bumps to enforce the limit. Speed camera probably is too expensive and inaccurate in the narrow space.
If the speed limit was 70mph and got speed camera. I drove about 70 to 80mph. That i get fine ?
If you were caught by the speed camera, very likely, you will receive a letter in about 2 to 3 weeks. Normally, the speed camera is triggered when you exceed the speed limit about 10%.
If this is the first time you were caught, very likely, you can apply to waive the fine.
Yep Nam thong
MCE speed limit 80 mph and received a notice. Not sure is the fine and the demerit point?
It depends on your speed. If you exceed the speed limit (80km/h) by 1-20km/h (i.e., your speed wsd in the range of 81-100km/h), you will accumulate 4 demerit points and get $150 fine.
If you were actually in an emergency (do NOT lie), for example, sending someone to hospital, you may try to write for leniency consideration.