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LORRY DRIVER BEATS RED LIGHT, THEN GETS HIT BY ONCOMING CAR @ WOODLANDS

A video emerged online showing a lorry blatantly beating a red light at a traffic junction between Woodlands Avenue 10 and Sembawang Way.

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The accident happened on 24 January at about 1.44am.

The lorry was seen in the video approaching the junction, but didn’t slow down despite the traffic lights being red.

It then drove on before another blue car, which was driving ahead, couldn’t stop in time and crashed into the errant lorry.

Potential penalties

Beating red light

It is an offence to beat a red light in Singapore.

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Drivers found guilty of failing to conform to traffic light signals face a composition fine of $400 for light vehicles and $500 for heavy vehicles.

They also face 12 demerit points and if a driver accumulates 24 or more demerit points within 24 months, their license will be suspended.

Reckless driving

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.

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

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If the driver caused grievous hurt, he faces a jail term of betewen 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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