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Penalties for Dangerous Driving for Singapore Drivers

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? What is the Offence of Dangerous Driving? If a driver drives at a speed or manner dangerous to the public, he will be guilty of an offence under section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act (RTA). Driving against the flow of trafficWeaving in and out of trafficDisobeying traffic signals Police officers are empowered to arrest dangerous drivers without a warrant. What are the Maximum Penalties for Dangerous Driving? The penalties are stated in the table below. What Sentence May Drivers Convicted of Dangerous Driving Get?

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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. Understanding who's on the road, common issues and hazards in Singapore will help prepare you for what you'll face. 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.

Cameras helped cut accidents: Traffic Police, Singapore News Cameras that catch motorists who speed or run red lights helped to reduce the number of related road accidents last year, said the Traffic Police. There were 169 accidents due to motorists running red lights last year, down from 223 in 2014, according to figures released yesterday. Accidents caused by speeding fell to 1,197 from 1,363. 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. The number of fatal accidents dipped 3.3 per cent to 116 cases in 2019, from 120 cases in 2018.

Traffic Police giving out vouchers for safe driving When Mr Lim Kan Seng's Toyota Previa was pulled over by the Traffic Police along New Upper Changi Road yesterday morning, he panicked a little. Mr Lim, 50, a hawker, thought he might be in for a summons, but what he received instead were a zebra plush toy and $40 worth of petrol vouchers. "I thought I had done something wrong... but the police said they saw me giving way to another driver, and wanted to commend me," he said. "I had just turned left into the main road when another car was trying to cut into my lane from the right, so I let him pass." Mr Lim was among seven motorists who were pulled over on the roads yesterday for displaying good driving habits, as part of a nine-hour island-wide "Spot the Conscientious Motorists" operation conducted by the police. Since the programme started in October 2013, 391 motorists have been identified and rewarded.

Average Speed Cameras To Be Used For Enforcement Action Along Tanah Merah Coast Road From 17 December 2018 From 17 December 2018, the Traffic Police (TP) will commence the use of the average speed camera (ASC) system for enforcement action, along a 4km stretch of Tanah Merah Coast Road (speed limit of 70 km/h). This is the first ASC system to be deployed on Singapore roads. The ASC system was installed along Tanah Merah Coast Road in the first quarter of 2018 and has been subjected to rigorous testing, to ensure accuracy and robustness. The ASC system enables sustained speed enforcement over a stretch of road rather than at a single spot. The system, comprising cameras at the entrance and exit of the enforcement zone, will detect and compute the average speed of a vehicle while it is in the zone.

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. Overall, the number of fatal accidents decreased by 3.3 per cent to 116 cases in 2019, from 120 cases in 2018.

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. Known as the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS), it was implemented by the Traffic Police in 1983. Under DIPS, any driver who accumulates 24 demerit points within 24 months will be suspended from driving. If a driver has been previously suspended, he can only accumulate up to 12 demerit points within 12 months before he is liable for another suspension.

Suspension and Revoke of the Drivers’ Licence – Drink Driving in Singapore ( Singapore Context)Under the road traffic act Section 48: Driving Licence WILL NOT BE GRANTED to any applicant if there is another licence held by the applicant which is suspended or revoked. The applicant is also not allowed to go on the roads during the period of suspension or revoke ( meaning not allowed to drive or ride a car or motorbike). Under this section( Road Traffic Act Part II Licencing of Drivers), as long as the person is under suspension or revoke, he will not be allowed to hold another drivers’ licence, be it any class. He will also not be able to learn driving ( practical ) as he will not be able to obtain the provisional licence. Suspension And Revoke

Higher fines for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists from April: MHA SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will raise fines for road traffic offences starting Apr 1, in a bid to strengthen deterrence against irresponsible driving. In a press release on Thursday (Feb 21), MHA said that raising composition sums, or fines, would ensure that they remain effective as a deterrent and curb the uptrend in road traffic offences. "It is important to nip unsafe driving in the bud, before serious accidents happen and people are killed or hurt," said MHA. READ: More drink-driving accidents, motorists running red lights: Police "For road traffic offences that do not involve egregious driving behaviour and do not result in harm caused to others, the offence may be compounded, in lieu of prosecution," the ministry added.