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16 MEN ARRESTED FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING, 9 MEN CHARGED, “RACING” ALONG CTE

Nine men, aged between 25 and 38, will be charged in court on 30 November 2022 for their suspected involvement in dangerous driving.

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On 27 February 2022 at about 2.00am, the Police were alerted to a case of dangerous driving allegedly involving multiple vehicles driving at recklessly high speeds along Central Expressway (CTE) and overtaking other vehicles recklessly.

Following investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras and CCTV footage, officers from the Traffic Police (TP) established the identities of the drivers involved and arrested 16 men, aged between 25 and 38, for their suspected involvement in the case during an operation on 9 March 2022.

Upon completion of the investigations, nine of them, aged between 25 and 38, will be charged in court on 30 November 2022 with dangerous driving under Section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961.

The offence of dangerous driving carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, the offence carries a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.

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Driving at high speeds is a reckless and irresponsible act that can result in serious or fatal traffic accidents if mistakes are made due to poor judgement. The Traffic Police takes a stern view of such dangerous road behaviour that puts the lives of other road users at risk and will continue to take tough enforcement action against errant motorists who choose to flout traffic rules.

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