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Seven men, aged between 23 and 39, will be charged in court on 15 May 2024 for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. A 43-year-old woman will also be charged for permitting another person to drive a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage.

The details of the cases are as follows:

  1. On 29 February 2024, a 24-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Sengkang East Drive. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  2. On 28 January 2024, a 23-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, were stopped for checks by a Police officer at Woodlands Checkpoint. The man was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. The woman had permitted the man to ride the motorcycle despite knowing that he did not possess a valid driving licence. The man will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960. The woman will be charged for permitting another person to drive a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(2) Road Traffic Act 1961 and permitting another person to use a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  3. On 14 January 2024, a 32-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Ayer Rajah Expressway. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  4. On 19 December 2023, a 39-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Nicoll Drive. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and driving a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  5. On 19 November 2023, a 29-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Tuas Road. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  6. On 26 October 2023, a 33-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Admiralty Road West. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

  7. On 26 October 2023, a 24-year-old man was stopped for checks by a Police officer along Admiralty Road West. He was found to have been riding a motorcycle without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage. He will be charged for driving a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1960.

The offences of driving or permitting another person to drive a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) and Section 35(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 both carries a fine of up to $10,000, or an imprisonment term of up to three years, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine of up to $20,000, or an imprisonment term of up to six years, or both. The vehicle may also be forfeited.

The offence of using or permitting another person to use a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Section 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act 1961 carries a fine of up to $1,000, or an imprisonment term of up to three months, or both.

The Traffic Police takes a serious view of those who drive without a valid driving licence and insurance coverage, including those who permit another person to do so. Such reckless and irresponsible acts endanger the safety of the driver and that of other road users. The Traffic Police will continue to step up its enforcement efforts and take firm action against those who disregard the law.

 

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
14 May 2024 @ 4:30 PM
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