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ALL CNG VEHICLES TO BE INSPECTED FOR FIRE HAZARD, AS LTA WORRIED ABOUT DANGER

The LTA has now voiced their concerns over compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles after the fire that affected two CNG taxis over the past month. LTA now requires all CNG vehicles, and not just taxis, to undergo inspection.

LTA has stated that they require all CNG car owners to have their vehicles inspected at an authorised inspection centre by 9 June. There are currently more than 1,600 CNG private cars on the roads. The checks will include tests for gas leakages and inspection of the condition and mounting of the CNG cylinder itself and other related components.

This come after the two CNG taxis that caught fire and led to the inspection of all CNG taxis. So far, 832 taxis out of 950 CNG taxis have been inspected, with 74 of them failing the tests.

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ALL CNG TAXIS TO BE TESTED BEFORE ALLOWED OUT ON THE ROADS AGAIN

The LTA have finally reacted after two taxis, which were fitted with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders, caught fire int he past month. All taxis fitted with CNG must now undergo compulsory testing by Thursday 25 May before they are allowed on the roads again.

The two taxis that caught fire recently are both well publicised cases. The first one which caught fire and exploded on April 30, injured four people, including a firefighter. The second one happened earleir this week at Marymount Road. Investigations done by SCDF found that both CNG taxi fires occurred due to the leakage of compressed natural gas within the vehicles, which was then ignited by the lighting of cigarettes.

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IMPOSE 3/4 FUEL TANK RULE FOR CARS LEAVING SG, WE SHOULDN'T BE SO CHEAPO!

<Reader Contribution by Nanny>

I am actually pleased with the authorities planning to impose 3/4 fuel tank rule for diesel cars too. With so many private hire cars and also many rich cheapos driving diesel cars on the roads now, it's about time we do something like this, otherwise our checkpoints will be jammed like nobody's business.

I understand that there are ways to outdo it it to install a device in the car to ensure that fuel tank gauge only points to 3/4 mark and it's widely available in Malaysia. Please check on the spot when the car arrives at the checkpoint and ban this device from being installed in Singapore registered cars, and if any cars were found to have that device installed, kindly impound the cars and make sure that device is removed before the car is allowed to be in the roads and also fine the driver for that.

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CNG CAR EXPLODES, LEAVES DRIVER SEVERELY BURNT

According to eye witnesses, residents heard the loud explosion from their HDB car park which shook the entire block. Shocked residents rushed to find the source of the explosion and found the badly burnt man who was nearly hysterical from shock and trauma.

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