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[Negative Reinforcement] Motorists can reduce demerit points if they attend safety course

[Negative Reinforcement] Motorists can reduce demerit points if they attend safety course
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. Eligible motorists will receive an invitation from the Traffic Police to attend the SDC.

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[Negative Reinforcement] Safe driving course revises rules to help drivers cut 4 demerit points SINGAPORE: Motorists who have clocked up eight demerit points, and want to have four of those points expunged from their record will now be able to do so after the Traffic Police relaxed the criteria for joining their voluntary Safe Driving Course. Effective Wednesday (Nov 1), the Traffic Police is lowering the number of demerit points a motorist must have accumulated before being eligible to attend the Safe Driving Course, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced on Tuesday. This will allow more motorists to benefit from the course, which aims to encourage motorists to come forward to correct their driving behaviour on their own accord. Motorists who complete the course will have four demerit points deducted from their driving records. From Wednesday, motorists with eight demerit points will be able to attempt the SDC, compared with the 12 points required before the revision of the rules.

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.

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[Negative Punishment] E-scooter ban on footpaths to extend to all motorised PMDs under amendments to Active Mobility Act SINGAPORE: The ban on riding e-scooters on footpaths will be extended to all motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) under amendments to the Active Mobility Act introduced in Parliament on Monday (Jan 6). The ban came into effect for e-scooters – defined as motorised PMDs with handlebars – on Nov 5 last year. Under the Active Mobility (Amendment) Bill, the footpath ban will include devices such as hoverboards and electric unicycles. 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?

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[Positive Punishment] Two Men Arrested For Dangerous Driving The Police have arrested two men, aged 30 and 41, for their suspected involvement in a case of dangerous driving. On 29 July 2020 at 9.06pm, the Traffic Police were alerted to an accident that occurred along Central Expressway (CTE) towards Seletar Expressway (SLE) after Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 involving a van and a car. The van driver and his passenger were conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

25 heavy vehicle drivers get summonses in Traffic Police operation SINGAPORE: Twenty-five heavy vehicle drivers were handed traffic summonses for range of offences in an enforcement operation across multiple locations in Singapore on Thursday (Aug 15). The offences included speeding and failing to keep to the left. Following two Traffic Police (TP) officers on the operation, CNA observed that other drivers were stopped for not wearing their seatbelts, or not properly displaying the speed limit sticker at the rear. “TP takes a serious view of heavy vehicle drivers who flout traffic rules as heavy vehicles are capable of causing greater damage and loss of lives when involved in accidents,” it said in a news release.

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