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.
Personal Mobile Devices
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.
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.
A criminal offence ( a crime) is a type of wrong doing that breaches the sensibilities of the society as a whole. Hurt and harm whether it be emotional or physical is inflicted on the victims. The behaviour violates the social moral standards.
The Motor Claims Framework ( MCF ) sets out procedures for motorists to follow when their vehicles meet with an accident. Under the MCF, all accidents, regardless of how minor, and even if the damage is not visible, must be reported to your insurers within 24 hours or by the next working day.
It does not matter if you intend to claim from the insurers or Third Parties; you must still lodge a report with your insurers. With this new policy, all insurers will operate a 24-hour hotline. Even if you enter into a private settlement with the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, you must still report the accident to your insurers. You may wish to visit the GIA’s website at www.gia.org.sg for more information.
If you drive along the main roads and expressways in Singapore, you will see many types of cameras. There are the usual speed cameras which are obviously coloured in Orange and White Stripes. However, if you realise there are some CCTV whether round shape or the usual types perched on the top of road sign boards or hung down from the lamp posts. Do not worry these are not to catch the footage of you speeding ( but that does not mean that you can go crazy on the roads).
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.
Chinese New Year is round the corner, with the first day on 28th January, many of us will be preparing for the coming of this festive season.