Category Archives: Insights to Singapore Traffic Law

Lastest Drink Driving Updates in Singapore

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.

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Difference between Section 65 : Driving without due care or reasonable consideration & Section 64 Dangerous or Reckless Driving

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.

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What is the range for sentence for first time drink driving offenders?

Many motorists want to test the limits when they drink and want to drive.  Well, let’s just say if you are NOT caught, then all will be good, but the danger is that everytime you get away with it, the bolder you become and try to push for the limits.  But lady luck will not be always smiling at you, and anything can happen on the roads especially at night.

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Carbon Emission Tax in Singapore, Budget 2017

In this year’s Budget, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that Singapore intends to implement a carbon emission tax for vehicles in 2019.

The tax is likely to be between $10 and $20 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions, which is in the range of similar carbon tax rates around the world.  Singapore is the 26th largest carbon emitter per capita.

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Free Ebook – All You Need To Know If You Are Caught For Drink Driving or Drunk Driving

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I have been getting a lot of questions about what to do if you are caught for drink driving or drunk driving and most of the questions stem from the lack of understanding of the laws and regulations about drink driving and drunk driving; as well as the lack of patience to read everything in this blog.

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Tougher Penalties for Flouting Traffic Regulations

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Flout means to openly disregard.  The more common types in Singapore are illegally modifying the vehicle, driving recklessly or having illegal races on the streets.    The bill for Road Traffic Act to increase the punishment for the “flouters” have been passed.  Some of the more prominent severity are as follow:

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Section 66 and 67 of the Road Traffic Act:Causing death by reckless or dangerous driving & Driving while under influence of drink or drugs

The section 66 and 67 of the Road Traffic Act is important to when it is related to reckless, dangerous and Drink Driving.  Technically speaking, some offenders may argue that isn’t drink driving one charge is enough?  Why does the TP impose 2 charges on me?

Let us take a closer look at the two sections:

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Suspension and Revoke of the Drivers’ Licence

( Singapore Context)Under the road traffic act Section 48:

Driving Licence WILL NOT BE GRANTED to any applicant if there is another licence held by the applicant which is suspended or revoked.  The applicant is also not allowed to go on the roads during the period of suspension or revoke ( meaning not allowed to drive or ride a car or motorbike).

Under this section( Road Traffic Act Part II Licencing of Drivers), as long as the person is under suspension or revoke, he will not be allowed to hold another drivers’ licence, be it any class.  He will also not be able to learn driving ( practical ) as he will not be able to obtain the provisional licence.

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Disqualification Or Suspension of Driving Licence in Special Circumstances

There are cases which the driver will be disqualified or have his driving licence suspended immediately.  This is under the road traffic act Chapter 276 Part II section 47.
Section 47B:  Disqualification and suspension of driving will be held for drivers who have been charged for
1. causing death
2.serious injury
3.serious damages to buildings and structures
he will not be able to drive until the case has been trial by court and a verdict has been reached.  Serious Injury are injuries that cause the victim pain and unable to carry out his daily routine life for 7 or more days.  The driver will have to surrender his licence to TP is charged for death or serious injury to the victim.  If the driver continues to drive, an additional charge will be impose on the driver, this will be likely driving without proper driving licence.
The Deputy Commissioner has the authority to demand the driver surrender his drivers’ Licence and not be able to drive or ride until the court trial is over.

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