Not to say that some places have totally no accidents. But some locations in Singapore are bound for accidents especially during peak hours or the night time, where visibility is not so good. Here are some of the roads that had higher statistics of accidents.
With CNY round the corner, do take note of drinking and driving, especially so when you have a drop too much while meeting up with the Family and Friends for this annual event together. Do make sure that you do not drink and drive. As usual, the alternatives are :
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:
From 1 st Dec 2016, The Singaore Government will be reviewing the existing penalties of various road traffic offences and in particular, increase the penalties for drinking driving related offences. This was announced by the Senior Minister for State for Home Affairs and the National Development, Desmond Lee.
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).
Most Singaporeans live in HDB flats and they will need to park their cars in the Multi Storey Car parks or the open space car parks located near their residence. The parking rates for these areas are going to see an upgrade in the fees.
Seems like a good news. Recent article in HOME ( Straits Times) showed that Drink Driving cases had went down in Singapore for the first half of 2016.
Pictures from ST and Online Citizen
Recently, there had been many controversy about these “vehicles ” on the roads. As the price of cars in Singapore gets higher, more and more residents turn to taking public transport. But the public transport do not always get you to the exact location which you need. From the MRT or the bus stop, most people will still take the electric scooter, or small bromper bikes to get to their destination.
The population are getting larger these days and the need for cheaper alternatives to commute is getting more and more common. Many commuters bring their own scooters or bicycle to hop on the buses or MRTs. However, to those who are still using the pavements for walking and the main roads for driving and riding their bikes.
As Singapore gets more and more affluent, there are many rich young people out there who are able to afford good, fast and expensive cars. It is not uncommon to see Lamborghini or other Fast Japanese GTRs on the roads these days. BUT Singapore’s roads are highly regulated and there are cameras almost every where on the Highways and the roads. It is therefore not possible to speed on the roads here in Singapore, however, many of these speed devils goes to Malaysia highways or even in the straighter roads of Singapore ( like Changi Airport area) for some Speed Trials. In the old days, we could see many of the Speedsters gathering around the Changi Beach Area with their super remodelled cars trying and testing out their cars to the max. But these days, with more and more stringent traffic laws and TP’s efficient enforcements. These sort of Trials have been less common.
Earlier on we had shared about the Traffic Police new “tuned” down look of black outfit. It seems to be working out well on road safety. The One month old ” Batman” look with stealth bike team has been clamping down the road offenders especially “notorious” motorists, unaware. In a month, 700 more violations were spotted and summoned. Common offence were the following, and bear in mind, punishments have met to become harsher now.