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GARANG DRIVER DRIVES AGAINST FLOW OF TRAFFIC AS A SHORTCUT

A video emerged online showing a Mazda Biante cutting across the road into the opposite lanes and driving against the flow of traffic.

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The incident happened on 14 February at about 12.41pm, at Lorong 1 Geylang and was captured on the dashcam that was behind the Mazda at the time.

The Mazda was seen driving on the right side of the road initially, before drifting across to the opposite side of the road and driving against the traffic, in an attempt to enter a carpark through an illegal shortcut.

Potential penalties

Drivers who drive in a manner that is dangerous to the public are 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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