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DRIVER REVERSED WITHOUT LOOKING, ALMOST RAN OVER MAN & DAUGHTER

A video emerged online showing a driver of a Kia Forte reversing his vehicle without checking for people behind.

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A father was walking behind with his young daughter at the time and almost got ran over by reversing vehicle.

The incident happened on 19 April at about 4.51pm, at Block 201 Hougang Street 21.

Potential penalties

Drivers who drive in a manner that is dangerous to the public is guilty of an offence under section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act (RTA).

Persons found guilty face a jail term of up to 1 year and/or a $5,000 fine.

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If the driver causes hurt, he faces a jail term of up to 2 years and a fine of $10,000.

If the driver caused grievous hurt, he faces a jail term of between 1 to 5 years and disqualified from driving for at least 8 years.

If the driver’s actions caused death, he faces a jail term of up to 2 to 8 years and disqualified from driving for at least 10 years.

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