Singapore is getting more and more touristy with many attractions for the family to go during the weekends. However, there is one establishment which is good for the family and all to go and at the same time create values for kids to understand about road safety and how to keep themselves safe on the road. What is best is that this establishment is FREE. This place is none other than the Road Safety Park in the East Coast Park!
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.
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.
SMRT, Premier, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi will be launching a new taxi pricing by the end of this week. The new system uses the dynamic pricing system, which is a flat rate to the destination which the passengers are going. This is the same price structuring as the independent driver operations like Uber and Grab Taxi.
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.
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.
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.