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The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is a uniformed organization and their duty is prevent, deter and detect crime to ensure the safety and security of Singapore (Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

SPF Mission is to prevent, deter and detect crime (Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

SPF Vision to make Singapore the safest place in the world (Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

SPF consist of many different types of Police units. The different unit officers are trained with various skillset and specialized to manage different type of situation (Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

The Police units in Singapore are Airport Police Division, Police Coast Guard, Public Transport Security Command, Security Command, Special Operations Command and Traffic Police (Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

The Singapore Traffic police officer’s duty are to ensure that our roads are safe and helped to keep Singapore’s road traffic accident rate low by reinforcing the Traffic Rules & Regulations(Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).

Traffic Rules & Regulations are implemented to prevent reckless driving that may led to accidents which can cause dead of self or other road users. The Traffic police will take the necessary action or force to arrest anyone who violate the Traffic Rules and Regulations(Singapore Police Force (SPF) | Home, n.d.).


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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. There were very slight improvements in the number of accidents resulting in injuries and the number of persons injured. Forum: Various initiatives in place to encourage safe driving, Forum News. We thank Mr Nam Lee Seng for his suggestions to incentivise motorists to drive safely (Surprising note from Traffic Police, Sept 3). We do quite a bit of that.

For instance, motorists who maintain a demerit-point-free record for three consecutive years will be eligible for a certificate of merit. This entitles them to an offence-free discount of 5 per cent on vehicle insurance premiums from participating insurance companies, over and above their no-claim discount. And to deter motorists from dangerous driving, the penalties for irresponsible driving offences were increased last year. For example, mandatory minimum imprisonment sentences will be imposed for egregious, irresponsible driving offences, such as causing death or grievous hurt while driving under the influence of alcohol. The composition sums for various road traffic offences were also raised. The Traffic Police (TP) is continuing its education and engagement efforts to raise awareness of road safety. 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.

Traffic Offences in Singapore: Demerit Points & Composition Fines (2020 Update)

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. For new or probationary drivers, they can only amass 13 demerit points within 12 months. Here’s a table highlighting every traffic offence that carries demerit points and composition fines. Here’s the good new! The same applies for suspensions as well—they will be cleared from a driver’s record if he doesn’t commit any offences for two years after his licence was suspended. Fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles fell by 50% in first half of 2018: Traffic Police, Courts & Crime News. SINGAPORE - Heavy vehicles were involved in fewer fatal accidents in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, according to Traffic Police (TP) statistics released on Thursday (Sept 6).

In the first half of this year, there were 10 fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles - half of the number in the same period last year. The number of heavy vehicle accidents that led to injuries also saw a dip, from 377 to 361 in the first half of the year. However, accidents involving heavy vehicles remain a concern for the police, as such vehicles can cause greater damage and loss of life due to their size, deputy commanding officer of TP's patrol unit John Chan said. In the first half of this year, nearly two in 10 fatal accidents involved heavy vehicles, according to police. On Thursday, The Straits Times followed the TP on an islandwide enforcement operation against errant heavy vehicle drivers. Fewer drink-driving accidents, offenders from Jan to Sept, Courts & Crime News. Fewer drink-driving accidents occurred in the first nine months of this year, which saw 114 cases compared with 130 in the same period last year.

The number of offenders caught for drink driving also fell, from 1,568 in the same period last year to 1,486 this year, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Sun Xueling yesterday. "Nevertheless, every fatality or accident is still one too many," said Ms Sun at the launch of the annual anti-drink driving campaign in Clarke Quay. The campaign, organised by the Traffic Police and the Singapore Road Safety Council, is a continuation of last year's, with the tagline "Drink and Drive is a Deadly Mix".

The tagline will be featured on items such as ez-link cards, keychains and mobile phone ring holders, which will be distributed to patrons of entertainment outlets during the year-end festive season. Campaign messages will appear on electronic boards on expressways and in major roads to remind motorists to practise safe driving. 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.

Higher fines for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists from April: MHA

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. Fines for motorist road traffic offences were last reviewed in 2000. For committing an offence with zero demerit points such as an illegal U-turn, drivers of light vehicles could be fined S$100, up from the current S$70. Part 1: Pearltrees Resource Centre (30 marks)