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Man Arrested For Organising An Illegal Car Race

The Traffic Police (TP) has arrested a 30-year-old man for his suspected involvement in organising an illegal car race involving more than 50 vehicles in the early hours of 29 March 2020 along Tuas South Avenue 4. 57 motorists who were present at the event are also being investigated for participating in the illegal car race. They are also being investigated for not complying with safe distancing measures under the Infectious Diseases Act.

TP takes a stern view of anyone who organises or participates in illegal racing, which puts the lives of other road users at risk. TP will not tolerate such illegal and dangerous acts and will take tough enforcement action.

TP is aware of an online invitation asking vehicle owners to congregate this weekend. Those planning to attend the event will be committing an offence under the Road Traffic Act if the congregation is intended for illegal racing. Organising or participating in an unauthorised speed trial is an offence under Section 116(7) of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276. If convicted, the offender may face imprisonment for a term of up to six months, and a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, the offender may face imprisonment for a term of up to 12 months and a fine of between $2,000 and $3,000. Vehicles seized by the Police in connection with the offence may be liable for forfeiture under Section 117(1) of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276.

In addition, they will also be committing an offence under the new Infectious Diseases (Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19) Regulations 2020 if they are gathering for a sporting contest or competition, or in any event if more than 10 persons gather to attend this event in a public place. Those found guilty of an offence are liable on conviction to a fine of up to $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to six months or both.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
04 April 2020 @ 11:45 AM
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