30 Sep '11, 8am

Reader asks if there is a better solution than COEs for cars.

COE for Cars - Is there a better solution? This was a hot topic that me and my friends discussed during our weekly dinner meet-ups. We have to agree that the COE was inevitable, given the restrictions we have in terms of space and high standards of traffic conditions we set the Government. Many people (even on this forum) have suggested for the removal of COE completely, let me to tell you, that is simply not going to work. As simple as that...! We do need COE or some form of control as to how many cars enter the road. Its as simple as that... But what annoys me is that, many things the Government have implemented decades ago for the betterment of Singapore and its citizens are now merely focusing on making profits and increasing the GDP, economy etc etc...like the HDB & COE. End of the day, let me tell you this, if a Singaporean is priced out of buying a public house and ...

Full article: http://forums.asiaone.com/showthread.php?t=43302

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