To ensure road users such as pedestrians, motor vehicle drivers and riders, motor vehicle passengers and pillions, and cyclists are safe on the road, the Traffic Police has come up with several measures to detect and deter dangerous road habits.
By promoting road safety, the Traffic Police is expecting road users to exhibit responsibility on the roads which will ensure the safety of all. Road traffic injuries. Every year the lives of approximately 1.35 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash.
Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to individuals, their families, and to nations as a whole. These losses arise from the cost of treatment as well as lost productivity for those killed or disabled by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work or school to care for the injured. Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product. Who is at risk? Socioeconomic status More than 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Age. Reinforcement. TODAYonline. Traffic Police looking at incentives instead of deterrents for safer driving, Singapore News. Singapore Road Safety Council.
Singapore Road Safety Council. Road Safety Tips. A safe road journey cannot be taken for granted!
Like Gracious Joseph, remember to always exercise patience and graciousness. Stay alert, drive carefully and follow traffic rules, signs, and signals. Follow these safe-driving tips and habits to enhance your experience on the roads, and make your journeys more safe and pleasant. Never drink and drive. Never get behind the wheel when you’re tired. We tried our hand at simulator training for learner drivers in Singapore. Introduction Of Safe Driving Course From 1 November 2015. From 1 November 2015, the Traffic Police will introduce the Safe Driving Course (SDC) as an enhancement to its Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS).
The SDC is designed to educate motorists on safe driving techniques, correct dangerous driving behaviour and encourage good road habits. Eligible motorists who have accumulated half or more of their maximum allowable demerit points will receive a letter of notification from the Traffic Police from 4 November 2015 inviting them to attend the SDC. They can register for the SDC within the period specified in the notification. Motorists who complete the SDC will have three demerit points cancelled from their driving records.
Motorists may receive the cancellation of three demerit points twice during their lifetime. Punishment. Parliament: Motorists to face stiffer penalties for dangerous and careless driving, Politics News. SINGAPORE - Motorists convicted of irresponsible driving offences can expect possibly longer jail terms and heftier fines under enhancements to the Road Traffic Act passed in Parliament on Monday (July 8). For instance, a first-time offender convicted of causing death by dangerous driving will face up to eight years in jail, three years more than the maximum provision under current laws, as well as a minimum disqualification period of 10 years. Serious and repeat offenders also face the prospect of being suspended from driving immediately, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Home Affairs, during the debate in Parliament over the proposed changes to the law.
Tougher measures are needed, as "irresponsible driving remains a big concern" and "can have deadly consequences", said Mrs Teo as she recounted a couple of recent cases. Charged with a Traffic Offence in Singapore: What to Do. The number of traffic offences committed in Singapore have been constantly high.
In 2016, 4,532 traffic violations were recorded, with more people caught breaking traffic laws in the first 9 months of 2016, almost triple that of the same period in 2015. Traffic rules are strictly enforced and violations often come with severe penalties to deter drivers from driving irresponsibly. Crime Watch Anti Drink Driving. TODAYonline. SINGAPORE – Forty-three jaywalkers were caught in the act by Traffic Police (TP) in an operation on Wednesday (Oct 11) at two locations in the city.
The sting operations, TODAY understands, were conducted at Chin Swee Road and North Bridge Road (towards South Bridge Road and before Crawford Street). In a press release on Wednesday (Oct 11), Police cautioned against jaywalking as the number of accidents involving jaywalkers spiked 21 per cent in the first half of this year to 161 cases, up from 133 over the same period last year. One third involved elderly pedestrians. Traffic Police undertake covert operation to nab errant motorists, Transport News.
SINGAPORE - Two motorcyclists who were riding against the flow of traffic on the Seletar Expressway were stopped by police officers who were in the process of dealing with another motorcyclist who had been caught speeding. The riders, who were all issued with summonses, were nabbed while The Straits Times was riding along with Traffic Police during a covert enforcement exercise against errant motorists on Wednesday (Oct 23). There were 34 violations detected during the operation for offences such as speeding, using a mobile phone while driving and failing to obey traffic lights.
The first driver issued a summons while The Straits Times was present had been seen driving a van along the Tampines Expressway while using his phone. His driver's licence was verified and he was notified of the possible offence he had committed. Ingenious awareness road safety campaign ! Distracted driving: Which countries have toughest laws? A first-time offender now faces a fine of 200 pounds (approximately $244) and six points on his or her driver's license, a doubling of the penalties that had been on the books since 2007 and a tougher punishment than the three points a driver would get for speeding.
"I think what the government has suggested is, this is tough, but we're prepared to get tougher if people don't react, because you have facts. The evidence is now coming through that this is a major, major distraction and cause of accidents and fatalities," Williams said. The United Kingdom is not alone. Countries around the world have added laws to try to tackle what has become a global problem, but the penalties vary dramatically by country.
Even in the United States, which does not have a national law against use of a handheld phone while driving, there are major differences by state. Distracted driving laws around the world In Oman, drivers caught using a handheld device can face up to 10 days in jail. Liikenneturva. Drunk-driving defendant sentenced to 50 years for crash that killed 3. Police catching texters from transit.