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.
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.
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.
Straits Times 9 March 2017: An unusual case of Drink Driving in Singapore. Mr Wang Kim Fatt, a Business man was caught for drink driving while trying to show his chauffeur how to drive his brand-new $600,000 Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale, which was collected from the dealer just hours earlier.
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.
Some of the motorists convicted for Drink or Drunk Driving always wonder if they have committed a criminal record. When they seek employment, one of the questions asked is : Have you been convicted under the court of Law ? Have you been charged for Criminal acts? Let us explore the meaning of these.
A new bill regulating the PMDs ( Personal Mobility Devices ) will be in Parliament this month, which will govern on the usage and limits of these devices. Under the Active Mobility Bill ( Click here: Proposal by LTA).
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?