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View Poll Results: Did you get checked on 3/4 tank at checkpoints before?
Yes 2 16.67%
No 8 66.67%
Dunno, how they check ar? 2 16.67%
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Old 20-Jun-2008, 11:05 PM   #11
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Old 20-Jun-2008, 11:22 PM   #12
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Went in yesterday at about 2330hrs. No check, smooth flow of traffic. Back to Singapore 0045hrs.
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Old 21-Jun-2008, 11:01 AM   #13
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Cool.. Thanks for the update

Actually, the 3/4 rule was implemented to protect the petrol stations here right? But I think they are the companies that make too much money..
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Old 27-Jun-2008, 05:59 PM   #14
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I've heard of stories that people "convert" their fuel meters to indicate all-time more than 3/4 tank. Some simply enter M'sia during "non-peak" hours and they never get checked.

Not sure if they are true, but I wonder how many people really get checked when they pass through checkpoints.

If yes, please indicate location, i.e. Woodlands or Tuas Checkpoint
They seldom check, it's not worth to risk it. I got my thumb scanned some time after the Mat Selamat escape, at Woodlands Checkpoint, didn't notice anyone checked my fuel level.
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Old 05-Jul-2008, 03:19 PM   #15
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Actually, the 3/4 rule was implemented to protect the petrol stations here right? But I think they are the companies that make too much money..
Come to think of it, it also help to deter people from going in only to pump petrol..... if everyone go jb to pump petrol, the whole of BKE will jam up
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Old 18-Jul-2008, 06:42 PM   #16
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I never get check before, I believe the main reason is protect the interest of the petrol stations here. If they are concerned about the traffic, they'll set up ERP gantry there
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Old 03-Oct-2008, 07:49 PM   #17
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Saw on ST today that a similar offence as below was fined $500. Not sure if it's the same offender...

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Motorist jailed & fined for tempering with fuel gauge

On July 31, 2008, at about 10.45 am, Abu Khalid Bin Md Jadi drove his car to Woodlands Checkpoint where he was asked whether he had three-quarter tank of fuel in his car's fuel tank, the 52-year-old Singaporean declared that his fuel tank was almost full.

After conducting a thorough check, a remote control switch was found hanging from the wiper lever of his car.

When asked, Abu Khalid claimed that the remote control was malfunctioned and could not give any reason for its purpose.

The Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) officer then activated the remote control and saw the fuel indicator dropped to 'E', indicating an empty fuel tank.

It was only after the officer saw this that Abu Khalid admit that the remote control was for the purpose of tampering his vehicle's fuel gauge reading.

The case was then referred to Singapore Customs for follow-up.

The car was inspected and it was confirmed that its fuel gauge had been tampered with and the amount of fuel in the fuel tank was less than one quarter full.

Abu Khalid admitted that he was aware of the three-quarter tank rule and had a fuel gauge tampering device fitted into his vehicle in August 2007 for RM150.

On August 5, 2008, Abu Khalid pleaded guilty to two charges - for not having the minimum amount of motor spirit in his vehicle's fuel tank when attempting to leave Singapore on July 31, 2008 and for giving false information to the officer inspecting his fuel gauge of his vehicle.

For the 1st charge, he was sentenced to $500 fine or in default one week's jail for not having the minimum amount of motor spirit in his vehicle's fuel tank when attempting to leave Singapore.

For the 2nd charge, he was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment for giving false information.

In the last two years, three persons had been charged in court for tampering with their car fuel gauges. All three were convicted and were sentenced to both fines and imprisonment.
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Old 04-Oct-2008, 04:24 AM   #18
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Jailed & fined..... That is pretty serious & scary......!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe their checks are very random......
I have some friends who travel in to pump petrol quite often & regularly.....
But they dun check their tanks or meters as often....
But better to be safe than sorry....
I did heard about the meter modification thingy...
Not worth to get caught & lying.... The offence is not a joke......
Well...... Now heard that they dun really give chances anymore.....
Once they caught you with below the petol mark limit, they will issue you an immediate fine.... Worse thing if you some illegal modification of the petrol meter, the offence & penalty will be greater.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-Oct-2008, 11:11 AM   #19
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Wa sei... I thought it's only fine for offenders. Even jail for 1 week, if act blur or lie about it, another 2 weeks more for giving false information...
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Old 10-Oct-2008, 11:44 PM   #20
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Saw on ST today that a similar offence as below was fined $500. Not sure if it's the same offender...
The offence: S$500 + 1 week jail.
Lying: 2 weeks' jail.

Cost of device RM$150

Saving before caught: unknown
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