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HOOLIGAN TAXI DRIVER CUTS OFF MOTORCYCLIST RECKLESSLY

A video emerged online showing a Toyota Prius, Transcab taxi driving dangerously and recklessly on the road.

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The taxi was seen driving behind a motorcycle with a pillion rider at the back, before accelerating while trying to overtake the bike, almost hitting the motorcyclist.

The two vehicles later met again at a road junction, and the taxi once again accelerated and cut off the motorcyclist, this time coming even closer to hitting the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist braked to avoid a collision and the motorcycles wobbled a bit as a result, as the taxi driver then drove off as though nothing happened.

The incident happened on 5 February at about 4.22pm, along Yishun Central.

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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.

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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