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Offences resulting in revocation of licences 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.
How to Prevent A Car Accident in Singapore Ideally you'd be able to drive your whole life without experiencing an accident. But even the safest drivers are still at risk from others on the road, mechanical failures and other road hazards. But that doesn't mean you're powerless and doomed to crash. Road Safety Campaigns RoadSense Carnival On 6 July 2019, Traffic Police organised the RoadSense Carnival at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. The inaugural RoadSense Carnival was graced by Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health. The event’s theme was ‘Take the Road to Responsibility’, and this event was organised to educate road users in Singapore about the importance of graciousness to create a more pleasant road user experience for all Singaporeans. More than 3,600 people attended the event to learn about road safety through a line-up of fun and engaging games and activities. Traffic Police also launched eight characters, known as “The Responsibles”, to reinforce the need for a shared and collective sense of responsibility for our actions on the roads in Singapore.
Pedestrian road safety practices As a road user group, pedestrians formed the second largest group of road traffic fatalities, behind motorcyclists and pillion riders. In most cases, the pedestrians were either crossing heedless of traffic or had failed to use available pedestrian crossing. Following these tips will enhance pedestrian safety: ALWAYS USE PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS like overhead bridges, zebra crossings, underpasses and traffic signal lights. RAISE A HAND WHILE CROSSING to alert motorists. Penalties for Dangerous Driving for Singapore Drivers Perhaps you’re a fan of the Fast & Furious film franchise and want to try out those cool car stunts for yourself. Or maybe you think you have the hots to be Singapore’s Best Car Drifter just because you own a sweet car. Or maybe you’re just in a rush and are cutting in and out of the lanes so you can get home faster. All these actions could get you charged for dangerous driving in Singapore. Do you know what the penalties are for drivers convicted of this offence?
Traffic Matters In Singapore, you need to possess a valid Singapore Driving Licence to drive or ride a motor vehicle on our roads. The driving licence will indicate which class of vehicle you are able to drive or ride. This applies to: All Singaporean Citizens All Permanent Residents Foreigners residing in Singapore for more than 12 months Foreigners residing in Singapore for less than 12 months and are employed as drivers holding Work Permits or S-Pass If you fall into any one of the above categories and possess a valid foreign driving licence, you are required to convert your licence to a valid Singapore Driving Licence.
Drivers road safety practices Public Street Lighting Currently, street lights operate at pre-programmed seasonal sunrise and sunset timings. In the event of bad weather, motorists should switch on their vehicle headlights for better visibility. By 2022, LTA will implement the Remote Control and Monitoring System (RCMS) which will allow for more responsive street lighting. With the RCMS, LTA can remotely control street lights in response to inclement weather. The RCMS can also detect faults automatically, making maintenance more responsive and efficient.
Fatal accidents, road deaths at record low in 2019, but more accidents involve elderly and motorcyclists, Transport News SINGAPORE - While the number of fatal accidents and road deaths in 2019 dropped to a record low since records began in 1981, Traffic Police Commander Gerald Lim said more can be done. Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Lim said the 2.05 road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population in 2019 were considered "very good" compared with regional statistics. "We are doing well," he said at the release of the Annual Road Traffic Situation 2019 report at the Road Safety Community Park on Monday (Feb 10). "But a lot more has to be done in terms of elderly pedestrians and motorcyclists." The latest statistics, down from 2.20 traffic deaths per 100,000 population in 2018, show the downward trend that began in 2010, when the figure stood at 3.8.
Speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles on trial until August SINGAPORE: Three types of speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles are currently on trial until August, the Traffic Police (TP) announced on Tuesday (May 22) at the sixth edition of the Singapore Road Safety Month. The event, which was focused on educating heavy vehicle drivers and motorcyclists, was kicked off by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health Amrin Amin at Republic Polytechnic. Speed limiters are currently mandated for certain heavy vehicles to curb speeding, but can be easily tampered with, TP said. The current trial aims to find a technology to complement or replace the speed limiters in heavy vehicles to effectively curb speeding.
Cyclist road safety practices SINGAPORE - She was cycling down a main road in November 2017 when suddenly, a car from a side road accelerated and hit her. Fortunately, national cyclist Chelsie Tan, who had the right of way, reacted quickly and prevented a potentially serious accident. "We came into contact, but I pushed myself off from the car body and, fortunately, I didn't fall," said the 29-year-old. "After that incident, I learnt that it's important not to assume that drivers are aware of you and will react accordingly." In February, new regulations for cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) came into force to create a safer environment for all road users. One such regulation is the compulsory use of a helmet.
Road traffic situation improves but spike in accidents involving elderly pedestrians SINGAPORE: The general road traffic situation improved in 2019, with fewer accidents, injuries and fatalities, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a news release on Monday (Feb 10). Statistics from the Annual Road Traffic Situation 2019 report from police also showed that the number of fatal accidents and fatalities fell to a record low. However, police said an increase in the number of accidents involving elderly pedestrians and motorcyclists continued to be of concern. The number of accidents and violations from speeding and red-light running also went up.
300 errant heavy vehicle drivers issued summonses: Traffic police SINGAPORE: More than 300 heavy vehicle drivers were issued 328 summonses in a two-week islandwide operation against heavy vehicle drivers earlier this month, police said on Monday (Sep 17). The summonses were issued for various traffic offences, such as speeding and failing to keep left on expressways, the police said. Additionally, road safety advisories were issued to the heavy vehicle operators. READ: Speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles on trial until August