While everyone in Singapore has longed suspected that car population has exploded based on the bad experience of traffic jams, lack of car park spaces, escalating parking fees and lately the skyrocketing COEs, this is the first time we have hard evidence of the problem - with the caveat that the table is correct.
Looking at the table, not only the car population has increased by more than 50% over the last 10 years, the compounded rate of vehicle population growth is more than 3% as declared by LTA. Not only that the car popluation has exploded, the car size are getting bigger, faster and/or more luxurous. Gone were the days of small cars (less than 1000cc, the like of Suzuli Swift, Nissan March, Diahatsu Charade) plying the roads, and why many places such as Bukit Brown have to make ways for more roads and car park spaces!
Updated 19 May 2012: SPEEDING DETECTED V VEHICLE POPULATION (Source: ST)