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TP ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS: 29 PEOPLE ARRESTED, 1,400 TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Traffic Police conducted a six-week enforcement operations against errant motorists from 12 March 2024 to 17 April 2024, resulting in the arrest of 29 persons and close to 1,400 traffic violations were detected. The enforcement operations will continue.

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Operations

The enforcement operations were conducted at accident-prone and violation-prone locations. Summonses were issued for a range of traffic offences, from speeding and using a mobile communication device while driving, to failing to keep left and driving without due care. Most of the arrests made were for driving without a valid driving licence and insurance. A 31-year-old male motorcyclist was also arrested for drug-related offences and possession of offensive weapon. Police investigations against the 29 persons are ongoing. Refer to Annex A for the penalties of the traffic offences.

During the same period, TP also engaged close to 1,000 pedestrians at known jaywalking hotspots, educating them on road safety, for example, to always use proper pedestrian crossings.

Commander of Traffic Police, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Daniel Tan said, “The Traffic Police takes a serious view towards errant road users who choose to flout traffic rules and endanger the safety of other road users. Accidents can happen any time and to anyone. We will keep up with our enforcement efforts. I urge all to abide by the traffic rules to keep the roads safe for everyone.”

Penalties of Traffic Offences

Speeding

The offence of speeding under Section 63(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine of up to $1,000, an imprisonment term of up to three months, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine of up to $2,000, an imprisonment term of up to six months or both.

Using a Mobile Communication Device While Driving

The offence of using a mobile communication device while driving under Section 65B(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine of up to $1,000, an imprisonment term of up to six months, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine of up to $2,000, an imprisonment term of up to 12 months or both.

Failing to Keep Left

The offence of slow-moving vehicles failing to keep left under the Road Traffic Rules carries a fine of $100 for light vehicles and $150 for heavy vehicles.

Driving without Due Care or Reasonable Consideration

The offence of driving without due care or reasonable consideration under Section 65(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine of up to $1,500, or imprisonment term of up to six months, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, motorists are liable to a fine of up to $3,000, or an imprisonment term of up to 12 months, or both. Offenders may also face disqualification from driving all classes of vehicles.

Driving Without a Valid Driving Licence

The offence of driving without a valid driving licence under Section 35(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine of up to $10,000, an imprisonment term of up to three years, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine of up to $20,000, an imprisonment term of up to six years or both. The vehicle may also be forfeited.

Using a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance Coverage

The offence of using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage under Sec 3(1) of the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act 1960 carries a fine of up to $1,000, or an imprisonment term of up to three months, or both.

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