Traffic Police conducted an island-wide dedicated operation on New Year’s Eve (31 Dec 2014) and the early hours of New Year’s Day (1 Jan 2015). The operation, held jointly with the Land Transport Authority, was targeted at errant motorists who committed serious traffic violations such as dangerous driving, drink driving and speeding. Illegal modifications to vehicles were also detected during the operation.
2 A total of 91 summonses were issued during this operation. This includes 63 summonses for illegal modifications to vehicles, 4 summonses for speeding while the remaining ones were issued for minor traffic offences.
3 6 persons were arrested for serious traffic violations such as dangerous driving and drink driving.
4 Drivers caught for dangerous driving, upon conviction, will lose their driving licences. In addition, first-time offenders may be punished with a fine not exceeding $3,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 12 months, or both. Repeat offenders may be punished with a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years, or both.
5 Drink drivers, upon conviction, will be disqualified from driving. They will have to retake and pass the relevant driving tests in order to obtain their driving licences again. For first-time offenders, they are liable to be fined between $1,000 and $5,000, as well as, having their driving licences disqualified for a period of 12 to 48 months. Repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of $30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may also be caned up to six strokes if they cause death or serious injury to other road users.
6 Drivers who commit speeding offences are liable to a fine of $130 to $200 and given 4 to 24 demerit points. In severe cases, offenders may also be charged in court.
7 Senior Station Inspector Rudy Bin Ismail, Officer-in-charge of Traffic Police’s Special Operations Team said “The Traffic Police takes a serious view against motorists who commit traffic offences that endanger the safety of other road users and will not hesitate to take firm actions against errant and irresponsible motorists. We would also like to remind all road users to adhere to the vehicular and road speed limits, as well as, to comply with traffic light signals at all times."
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
02 January 2015 @ 7:45 PM