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.
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
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.
Based on the latest statistics released by Traffic Police Singapore, there was an improvement in the drink-driving situation.
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.
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.
So I have written everything that you need to know if you get caught for drink driving or drunk driving. This is compiled into a small ebook and you can download it for free right here by clicking here.
I do hope you will be able to learn what to do if you get caught for the offence. Do stay calm and know that everything will turn out fine if you proceed with your case with as much knowledge as possible.
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:
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:
( 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.