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Certificate of Merit. What is it? And how can you get one?

Certificate of Merit. What is it? And how can you get one?
Getting a driver’s licence ensures that you are qualified to drive. But along with that comes the responsibility of making sure you drive safely, not just for your sake but also for the sake of other road users. To ensure that drivers are aware of this and keep safety uppermost on their minds while driving, the Traffic Police has instituted a system of rewards and punishments. In March 1983, the Traffic Police introduced the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS). How does the Driver Improvement System work? Under Singapore’s DIPS, chalking up 24 demerit points or more within 24 consecutive months will result in a suspension of your driving licence for three months. If you have been suspended before, your licence will be suspended again when you accumulate 12 points within 12 months of your last offence. For most drivers, the fear of racking up demerit points for traffic violations is a sufficient deterrent against reckless driving. Certificate of Merit explained

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Traffic Offences in Singapore: Demerit Points & Composition Fines (2020 Update) (Photo Credit: Singapore Police Force) Updated: 25 August 2020 Here is the full list of traffic offences that carry demerit points and composition fines in Singapore. (Positive Punishment) Safe Driving Course, SINGAPORE - The Singapore Traffic Police will be introducing the Safe Driving Course (SDC) from Nov 1 onwards as an enhancement to its Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS). According to a statement by the police, 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 Nov 4 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. Safer Roads Campaign 2015 In conjunction with the final day of the Home Team Festival 2015, the Traffic Police (TP) and the Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) held the Safer Roads Campaign 2015 today. This marked the third year that is sponsoring the campaign in support of the Safer Roads Singapore action plan – to foster a culture of safe and courteous road use in Singapore. The event was graced by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. Safer Roads Campaign 2015 The campaign's tagline this year is Drive to Zero Accidents, which serves to encourage all road users to adopt good road safety habits with the aim of zero traffic fatalities.

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. Road accident statistics in Singapore Last Updated: January, 2020. Latest available data from May, 2019. Highlights Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS) - CabbyHub Singapore’s demerit points system named the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS) was introduced on 1 March 1983. DIPS is designed to identify and rehabilitate errant drivers through a system of rewards and punishments. Errant motorists are thus encouraged to improve their driving behaviours on the roads with incentives to expunge their demerit points and previous suspension record as well as remission of suspension period. Suspension of driving licence New or Probationary Motorists

'Honk more, wait more': India, There is a truth universally acknowledged by drivers in India: honk your horn loud enough and the traffic lights will surely change to green. But, fed up of impatient drivers inflicting a deafening roar every time they are forced to stop, police in Mumbai have come up with a new system to punish those who cannot wait at traffic lights in silence. The new system, said the police, was quite simple: “Honk more, wait more.” Known as “the punishing signal”, Mumbai police installed a rigged traffic light system to tackle the problem of “reckless honkers”, which resets the red traffic signal every time the sound of car horns goes above 85 decibels. For particularly honk-happy drivers, it could mean a very long wait at the lights. In a video, which has since gone viral, Mumbai police explained why they had been driven to tackle Mumbai’s cacophony of car horns.

Safe Driving Course - A Negative Reinforcement SINGAPORE — Motorists who have accumulated more than half of their maximum allowable demerit points now have a chance to redeem themselves via the Traffic Police’s Safe Driving Course (SDC), set to be introduced next month. Designed to educate motorists on safe driving techniques, correct dangerous driving behaviour and encourage good road habits, the SDC is an enhancement to the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS). Motorists who complete the SDC will have three demerit points cancelled from their driving records, but they can only get demerit points cancelled twice during their lifetime. The SDC will consist of both theory and practical sessions for a total of 4 hours. These can be completed within a day or on two different days at one of the licensed driving schools - ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, Singapore Safety Driving Centre and Bukit Batok Driving Centre.