The Police have arrested fifteen male motorcyclists, aged between 20 and 30, for their suspected involvement in a case of dangerous riding and illegal racing.
On 25 May 2020, the Police were alerted to an illegal race believed to have taken place along Marina South Drive on 24 May 2020 at about 1.25am. Through enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTV footages, officers from the Traffic Police established the identities of the fifteen motorcyclists and arrested them between 26 and 27 May 2020. The motorcycles belonging to the fifteen motorcyclists have also been impounded. The Police are also investigating them for breaching safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
Under Section 116(7) of the Road Traffic Act, the offence of motorists who promote or take part in any competition or trial of speed carries an imprisonment term of up to 6 months and a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, the offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 12 months and with a fine of between $2,000 and $3,000. Motorists investigated for this offence may also be liable for forfeiture of their vehicles under Section 117(1) of the Road Traffic Act and may have their driving licence disqualified.
Under Section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act, the offence of dangerous riding or driving carries an imprisonment term of up to 12 months, and a fine of up to $5,000, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, the offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 2 years, and a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
The Traffic Police will not hesitate to take tough enforcement action against errand motorists who blatantly flout traffic rules causing danger to other road users.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
28 May 2020 @ 11:20 AM