25th December 2004, 09:31 PM
My contribution, from a forwarded email.
Drivers, something for you to note as Uncle Sam waiting for you.........
Pls be informed that the LTA has contracted six traffic wardens from a
private company at $34,000 a year to take down the licence plate number,
make and colour of vehicles that intrude into bus lanes at peak hours.
Take note of the operation hours :
Bus Lane operation hrs 7.30 am to 9.30 am and 4.30 pm to 7pm (Weekdays)
7.30 am to 9.30 am & 11.30 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
LTA has intensified their operations at the following areas :
1) Eunos Link
2) Hougang Ave 3
3) Jurong Town Hall Rd
4) Lorong Chuan
5) Orchard Rd
6) Upper Serangoon Rd
7) Upper Thomson Rd
8) Yishun Ave 2
Additional spots where speed traps were seen,
1) PIE towards airport near Toa Payoh exit, tripod mounted speed
camera at the pedestrian overhead bridge. 90km/h
2) PIE towards Jurong near Adam Road exit, tripod mounted speed camera
over at Adam Road flyover. 90km/h
3) Braddell Road after Bishan Junction towards CTE, tripod mounted
speed camera at the pedestrian overhead bridge. 60/kmh
4) Queensway towards Bukit Merah,
tripod mounted speed camera under tree before Ridout McDonalds. 60km/h
Drive Safe People. I think, its crazy.
25th December 2004, 09:43 PM
May be someone should come up with a device fix to the car (as part of the cashcard reader) that give warning sound when driver travel faster that the limit. The higher the different, the louder the sound.
Such device will also detect or download the speed limit of different roads.
Example, at the road that stated 60, warning will be activated at 65.
At the road that stated 90, the warning will be activated at 100.
25th December 2004, 09:45 PM
Not even when the car is in the parking lot? This is too much.
Originally Posted by Digital Rebel
This is like calling a person "killer" even he just hold a cutter.
Last edited by T50JOHN; 25th December 2004 at 09:47 PM.
25th December 2004, 09:54 PM
25th December 2004, 10:06 PM
He already met his quota that day
Originally Posted by Wai
25th December 2004, 11:10 PM
whatever device is invented, it will amount to nothing as long as the driver has not changed their mentality. all cars have a speedometer, not enough!
Originally Posted by T50JOHN
26th December 2004, 12:21 AM
Can anyone confirm? Is it really illegal to use handphone in the car, regardless of handsfree or not, or whether the car is parked or moving? What if the car's engine was off?
26th December 2004, 02:24 AM
Even using the handsfree set is Illegal !
The rationale being, talking on the phone distracts you, and you will be less than 100% alert.
So, perhaps we should drive in cubicles away from our passengers, radio should be banned, tint should be allowed (sun is distracting), polarising sunglasses must be worn, crash helmets should be compulsory, roll cages must be installed in the cars.
This is absurb. Being caught in a parked car when using the handphone is simply ridiculous. Maybe I should take down the number plate of the police car I saw a moment ago which did not signal when changing lane, and he was using his walkie talkie while driving.
26th December 2004, 03:08 AM
26th December 2004, 03:30 AM
I've noticed 3 new types of cameras used by the TP: 1. the hand held one, 2. the black box placed on the roadside, 3. and the tripod mounted type.
Does anyone know what type of camera system is used? Digital or film? If film, what type of film? High ISO? High contrast/resolution? Infra-red? I've never seen a flash being emitted from these cameras, so i'm just wondering how they take a photo of a vehicle at night...do they have to pan? Is it accurate at all?
26th December 2004, 06:21 AM
for the record, the speed limit was revised to up to 70 for normal main roads and 90 for highways, up from 60 and 80 respectively. Also, it is not an offence to use a mobile phone if your vehicle is parked in a parking lot. You can declare that you have arrived at your destination. The rule is that you are not allowed to use a mobile phone while you are on the road, even if you have pulled over. I sit in my car and call people all the time, right in front of police even when i am picking someone up and he is late. Some police officers are just a bit bored and think they can fool you. Know your rules. Its like the no photo taking thing.
26th December 2004, 06:52 AM
As well intentioned everyone on this thread is, the issue regarding using of mobile phones in a parked car: where can one find the statement of legislation?
Try visiting the SPF website. Shouldn't they made more accessible.
26th December 2004, 07:15 AM
Perhaps you will get more advice/views if you post your case at www.mycarforum.com
Originally Posted by Pro-New
26th December 2004, 09:26 AM
my understanding is that the act of using Hphones w/o handfree set per se (while driving) is not illegal. however, the appropriate offence to throw at any driver, if caught, is dangerous driving.
Originally Posted by szekiat
Last edited by reachme2003; 26th December 2004 at 09:32 AM.
26th December 2004, 10:09 AM
Use of mobile telephone while driving
65B. —(1) **Any person who, being the driver of a motor vehicle on a road or in a public place, uses a mobile telephone while the motor vehicle is in motion shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both, and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
(2) **In this section —
"mobile telephone" includes any hand held equipment which is designed or capable of being used for telecommunication;
"use" , in relation to a mobile telephone, means to hold it in one hand while using it to communicate with any person.
I got all this from a the raod traffic act.
Therefore, using a handsfree is FINE. And the vehicle needs to be in motion for it to be an offence. Tell the cops to go back to school!
26th December 2004, 10:12 AM
Same old rule of "you can do anything you want, just don't get caught" applies here. HOWEVER, time and again, i've personally seen people using HPs without a handsfree set, and they either drive damn slow or drive like they're drunk. All of them are oblivious to what's happening around them.
Originally Posted by reachme2003
26th December 2004, 10:12 AM
26th December 2004, 10:15 AM
By the way, what i quoted IS THE LAW....stupid cops!
26th December 2004, 10:28 AM
so, if the law is such as quoted by szekiat, then those cops referred to in the carpark incidents (in earlier posts) were clearly acting outside the law. if i were a victim, i would pursue this line of reasoning with TP, but i would want to confirm the specific charge against me first.
Originally Posted by szekiat
26th December 2004, 11:18 AM
Hmm...talking about this, yesterday at 1820h in the Chin Swee Tunnel just before Outram Exit going towards AYE, I just saw a Grandis turning turtle some 500m in front of me. Scary man. Actually not going very fast, 100 at most for the bulk of the vehicles, and that stretch was pretty straight. Hit the right and then bounced off hard on the left (just after Merchant Court entry ramp), could see the concrete shoulder blocks flying out as the impact was quite big. Hope the occupants were ok, couldn't really stop as i was on lane 1. Total loss probably, thank god that the cabin integrity was not breached, else there will surely be loss of lives.
Think maybe i will start going to Pasir Gudang one of these days again to sharpen my skills.
Drive with situation awareness and defensively people. Sticking to the law sometimes doesn't help.