A video recently emerged online about an incident which happened at a bus stop on 29 January at about 1554 hours between an Audi A3 bearing the vehicle license plate of SKX8244D and a public bus route 85.
The Audi was seen stopping at the bus stop with its hazard light on, obstructing the public service bus’ way.
The vehicle did not seem to be in need of any assistance or in any distress as seen from the video.
Therefore, it is deemed to have committed the offence of illegally parking inside a bus stop.
The driver of the Audi, who is said to be a young punk, was quoted by the bus driver to be foul mouthed as he had allegedly challenge the bus driver when he was asked to move out of the bus stop by the bus driver.
According to him, the young punk driver apparently said:
“**** you, I don’t want to move what can you do!?”
Laws regarding stopping at bus stops
Under Singapore’s law, it is an offence to park a vehicle within 9 metres of a bus stop.
The measurement of 9 metres will be taken from the bus stop pole or the tip of the bus stop box, but in the case of a bus bay, the measurement is taken from the tip of the bus bay itself not the bus stop.
However, if you have met with a scenario such as have deflated tyres or a vehicle breakdown, then you are most probably given a free pass to stop there until assistance is on the way.
The penalties for being caught parking within 9 metres of a bus stop are a fine of $70 for light vehicles and $100 for heavy vehicles.
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Image and video source: SG Road Vigilante/Youtube