The Traffic Police said on Thursday that there have been more dangerous or reckless driving offences over the last few years.
SINGAPORE: The Traffic Police said on Thursday that there have been more
dangerous or reckless driving offences over the last few years.
A YouTube video posted on July 27 has cast a spotlight on reckless driving
behaviour. The video, which has gone viral, shows two drivers dangerously trying to overtake each other in a tunnel.
The Traffic Police said it does not condone such lawless and inconsiderate
road behaviour, which poses a danger to all road users.
In 2012, there were 243 reckless driving offences -- a 22 per cent increase from 199 in 2010. The number of speeding violations also went up some 18 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
From January to June 2012, there were 109,960 violations. For the same period in 2013, there were 129,578.
The number of violations has also increased in the past three years, from 205,623 in 2010 to 245,427 in 2012.
The Traffic Police said it adopts a tough policing stance against those who drive and ride dangerously, and will continue to step up enforcement against errant motorists who continue to flout traffic rules.
Motorists who are convicted of dangerous or reckless driving can face a fine not exceeding S$3,000, and a jail term not exceeding 12 months. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, they could face a fine not exceeding S$5,000,
and a jail term not exceeding 2 years.
Those who are booked for speeding may have to pay a composition fine of between S$130 and S$200, and be given between 4 and 8 demerit points.
Drivers can also be prosecuted in court if they have excessively exceeded the speed limit of the vehicle or of the road.
If they are convicted for the first time, they can be fined up to S$1,000 or jailed up to 3 months. They may
also face disqualification of their driving licences.
Source: Channel Newsasia