OPC Scheme has been improvished and drivers will be able to drive on Weekends. That means you can use your car on both Saturday and Sundays. In addition, you can use your car on the Eve of the five holidays. But you have opt in the scheme or u will still be in the Existing OPC Scheme.
OPC users need to pay S$100 for a one time administration charge to opt in the scheme. They will be able to pay this fee from 21 Jan 2010 at AXS Stations or online at One Motoring Website.
But there is also a disadvantage to the scheme as tax disounts will be reduce from S$800 to S$500. If you are on the old scheme, you will still pay S$50 road tax for a 1.6L car. The road tax will cost approxmately $245 for the new OPC Scheme.
But it is still worth it to cross to the new OPC scheme as you can drive freely for the whole Saturday. No more waiting till 3PM or pay S$20 if you want to use before 3PM.
OPC New Scheme Driving Times
Weekdays from 7:00pm to 7.00am
Full day usage on Saturday, Sunday and Eve of 5 Public Holidays*
*New Year, Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas.