While changing lanes, he hit a motorcyclist from his front, this has caused the rider to fall on to the road and resulted in his death.
Rohaizat Rohmat, 45 was jailed for 3 weeks and banned from driving for five years after he admitted to have caused the dead victim, Mr Chow Heng Thong’s death through his act of negligence along Braddell Road at 2:39 am in March 2017.
The new ruling states that a drink driver causing injury or property damage will be JAILED unless exceptions of which the drink driver causes slight physical injury or moderate property damage. Low culpability such as low blood alcohol level and no evidence of dangerous driving can help to alleviate this clause on the drink driver.
Another case of Uber driver being caught for negligent driving. Whether it be Uber, Grab or normal Comfort Delgro etc. Being a driver to other passengers especially for a living, it is the utmost responsibility for the drivers to ensure the safety of their passenger and ensure that they reach their destinations safely.
Call to concern these days as more and more people owns and uses their own personal electric mobile devices such as the E bike, E scooters and other types of E vehicles. You do not need a license to own and to learn how to use them, thus their popularity in our society where cars and other motor vehicles.
In Singapore, drink driving is a very serious offence. The reason is simple, because you are given a licence to drive and it is expected that you should know the seriousness of letting your vehicle control you to cause harm to other road users.
If you are caught for drink driving, there is simply no way to escape, unless like mentioned many times before: you did not do it. But it is unlikely the Traffic Police will approach you for the offence if you did not do it. So the best is to just admit and get the lightest sentence possible.
Everyone is bound for traffic offence, but in Singapore, there are some celebrities who were also charged with traffic offence. Whether it be drink driving, or just using mobile devices, they were found guilty and had to accept the punishments that came with the offence. In Singapore, law and order is what keeps this country a safe and just place for all the people staying here.
Section65 is rather similar to the previous one Section 64: Reckless or Dangerous Driving. However looking closer into the section, you will be able to spot the difference.
Lets take a look at the sections again:
Section 65 : Driving without due care or reasonable consideration
If any person drives a motor vehicle on a road —
(a)without due care and attention; or
(b)without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road,
he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
Although last year, 2016, the number of fatalities due to road accidents have dropped. Fatalities rate per 100,00 people have dropped to a new low of 2.51 since 1981. However, most of the accidents involved elderly people. Which is worrying as our society is moving towards the ageing.