A photo emerged online of a White Mitsubishi Lancer bearing the number plate 5583R which was not fully capture in the picture on the road.
A closer look near the exhaust area on the back of the car shows that the owner/driver of the car has pasted a sticker showing the LTA approval code and also a sign to leave the owner/driver alone.
“LTA APPROVAL CODE
PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE”
The type of willingness of the owner/driver to paste the sticker like this presumably shows that he or she must have always been stopped by the authorities on the road for checks until he or she feels frustrated and enough is enough.
At the time of posting, the photo has garnered almost 839 shares and 113 likes and reacts.
Modifications that require approval from LTA
Here are the modifications which requires LTA approval:
- Exhaust system
- Hoods or Canopies
- Seating arrangements
- Superchargers or Turbochargers
- Transmissions or Gearboxes
In the case of the car seen in the picture, here are the guidelines for modifications of the exhaust system:
“The exhaust system consists of the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter and muffler, which are part of a vehicle’s exhaust emission control system that makes sure the vehicle’s exhaust emission does not harm the environment.
Any modification to the exhaust system requires approval from LTA.
The following documents should be submitted to LTA for evaluation before any modifications can be done:
- Certification provided by the product manufacturer which shows that the modifications which the owner wants to make is suitable for the vehicle.
- LTA/NEA’s test reports or certificates from recognised test laboratories proving the aftermarket exhaust system complies with the exhaust emission standards when installed in the vehicles.
Catalytic converters and mufflers should also not be removed as they will affect the exhaust emission characteristics of the vehicle adversely.”
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