Don't be a hero on Sin roads ........


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Canonised

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>Be careful on the road. It's very expensive now.
>
>Price increase without further notice.
>Speeding: :nono:
>Exceeding 1 - 20km/h = $130 + 4 demerit points.
>Exceeding 21 - 30km/h = $150 + 6 demerit points.
>Exceeding 31 - 40km/h = $180 + 8 demerit points.
>Exceeding 41 - 50km/h = >$200 + 12 demerit points + Court.
>Exceeding 51 - 60km/h = >$200 + 18 demerit points + Court.
>Exceeding >61km/h = >$200 + 24 demerit points + Court.
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>If you want to be hero and fight the court case yourself, and you lose, you
>pay the court charges yourself, which will add up to your fine. I guess the
>court charges is at least $200 and above.
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>Careless driving = $150 + 6 demerit Points.
>Inconsiderate Driving = $170 + 9 Demerit Points + Court.
>Dangerous Driving = >$200 + 24 Demerit Points + Court + Vehicle Compounded.
>Illegal Racing = >$200 + Vehicle Confiscate + Court.
>Fail to put Seat Belt = $120 + 3 demerit points.
>Crossing Double White lines = $130 + 4 points.
>Phone and Drive = $200 + 12 demerit point + Phone Confiscate.
>(PS. Do not hold your hp in your hand when you drive even with loud speaker
>or ear piece.)
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>Drink Driving = Up to $5000 Fine And, or jail Term + License Suspended +
>Court. For first offence.
>2nd time offence = Jail term + Fine + Court.
>
>Making an illegal U Turn when there's no U Turn sign =$70.
>Fail to Signal when changing lanes = $70.
>Driving at night without headlights or taillights switch on after 7pm =$30.
>
>No Number Plate = $70.
>Obstructed Number Plate = $70.
>Obscured Number Plate = $70.
>Number Plate Of Unapproved Type = $70.
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>As for Demerit Point system:
>Let's say you have 0 points on 1st January 2005, and you committed The
>offence of Failing to Put on Seat Belt. So now, you will have 3
>demerit points and this will last for 1 Year. If during this 1 year you
>have no demerit points offence at all, your 3 demerit points will be
>gone on 1/1/2006.
>
>But, if during this one year, From 1/1/2005 - 1/1/2006, you committed
>Another offence with demerit points, your very first offence will be
>extended for another year until 1/1/2007.

It's tough living in Singapore ...:sweat:
 

alechim

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I verified on that, a friend caught using the phone while driving. $200 fine + 12 demerit pts + handphone confiscated. But the policeman was nice enough to return him the SIM,else all his business contacts will be gone! :bsmilie:
 

jsbn

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The last line "Its tough living in Singapore", exclusively for heroes who think they'd wanna pull a "The Fast And The Furious" on the roads.

If one were to stick to the 'idiotic laws' which 'force' drivers to drive so 'slowly', den dun drive. Nuff said.

BTW, I drive too and never got a ticket before.
 

Del_CtrlnoAlt

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"Inconsiderate Driving = $170 + 9 Demerit Points + Court."

Does this apply to those bloody fools who road hog?
ya, every morning got bus hog bus lane, can report? cos i can't do a left turn, while they are doing a 25/km march... damnit... its bus lane, but damnit, buses are suppose to move FASTER...
 

ndroo

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ya, every morning got bus hog bus lane, can report? cos i can't do a left turn, while they are doing a 25/km march... damnit... its bus lane, but damnit, buses are suppose to move FASTER...
Dammit, bang them then complain lah :bsmilie: :sticktong
 

reachme2003

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what was the charge?

I verified on that, a friend caught using the phone while driving. $200 fine + 12 demerit pts + handphone confiscated. But the policeman was nice enough to return him the SIM,else all his business contacts will be gone! :bsmilie:
 

junnelt

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In addition to that:

Fail to form up properly when making a right turn at junction: 4 pts + $130

Juz got it. :cry:
 

VR Man

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That is why it is better to take a taxi.

Assuming you spend $40/day on taxis, 365 days per year. That is a total of $14600 per year.

Benefits:
1) This comes with a driver to send you around while you rest, sleep, read, make all the phone calls you want and take pictures too!
2) You dont have to find parking and then park and pay parking fees or try to save and kena fine.
3) You dont have to worry about washing and cleaning your car. Unless you happen to vomit in the taxi or you cant control your bladder/bowel movements, that is a different story all together! :sweat:
4) Car maintenance. What is that?
5) Paying of road tax, car insurance and other bills.
6) Create jobs for your fellow Singaporeans.

Cons:
1) Have to spend time waiting for taxi or do advance planning to make bookings
2) Cant drive with your GF, wife or "love one" to a nice quite place :lovegrin:
3) Got to put up with the random rude/crazy taxi driver

Overall its the cost savings that makes me prefer to take a taxi for now. If LTA ever implements the GPS ERP2.0 than it would be a different story. I also feel that waiting time is comparable to the time spent parking and maintenance.

BTW, $40 is just a generous estimate. I take a lot of taxis but rarely exceed $25 day. And try to take public transport when there is no rush for time.

Please feel free to add to the pros and cons if I missed out any.
 

VR Man

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Nothing to prevent you and the taxi driver to drive to a nice quiet place. :bsmilie:
hahaha Wah! You into some brokeback stuff eh? :think: :bsmilie:
 

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