Let me tell you a story.
Recently, my friend, D, was sent a summon and fined $130 for stopping in the bus lane during peak hours. D expected the summon, but didn't know the fine would be so much. Quite disheartening, especially when he only stopped in the bus lane for a few seconds to pick someone up.
This morning, D went to LTA to settle the fine.
At the counter, he was all ready to make payment, and feeling quite sad to pay the money (for nothing!)...after handing his atm card to the kind lady at the counter, he jokingly asked "got discount or not?"
the lady replied, "oh! are you a first time offender? ya! you can appeal."
and so D was referred to another counter where another kind lady cancelled the fine for him.
so the moral of the story is: be a true blue singaporean. always ask for discounts. :)