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Caught Speeding In Singapore!

Updated on December 25, 2009

Recently, I was involved in a Court Case for speeding - I had exceeded 40 km/h driving at 110+ on a 60km/h road. It was after 10PM and there were very few cars on the road, so I stepped on it wanting to get back home quick. A week later, I received a nasty letter of summons from Singapore Traffic Police asking me to attend Court. At the Subordinate Court, there were loads of other people in the same boat as me. Thankfully, I was fined just SGD$500 and slapped with a 12 points Demerit. There was another sucker who was fined SGD$1000 and suspended from driving for 1 year....

In Singapore, crime just doesn't pay.

Map of all known Speed Cameras in Singapore, both stationary & mobile  (click for a larger view)
Map of all known Speed Cameras in Singapore, both stationary & mobile (click for a larger view)

List Of Common Traffic Offenses In Singapore

Exceeding 01 - 20km/h = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 21 - 30km/h = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 31 - 40km/h = $180 Fine + 8 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 41 - 50km/h = more than $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding 51 - 60km/h = more than $200 Fine + 18 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding More Than 61km/h = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court.

Failing to Put On Seat Belt = $120 Fine + 3 Demerit points
Crossing Double White Lines = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points
Careless Driving = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points
Inconsiderate Driving! = $170 Fine + 9 Demerit Points + Court
Dangerous Driving = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court + Vehicle Compounded
Illegal Racing = more than $200 Fine + Vehicle Confiscate + Court

Phone/Text and Drive = $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Phone Confiscated
You cannot hold your phone in your hand when you drive, even with loudspeaker and/or ear piece

For First Offence = Up to $5,000 Fine and/or Jail Term + License Suspended + Court For Second Offence = Jail Term + Fine + License Suspended + Court

Fail to signal when changing lanes = $70 Fine
Making an illegal U-Turn when no U-Turn sign = $70 Fine
Driving after 7pm without headlights or taillights = $30 Fine
No number plate = $70 Fine
Obstructed or obscured number plate = $70 Fine
Number plate of unapproved type = $70 Fine

If you want to be a hero and fight the court case yourself, and you lose, you pay the court charges yourself, which will add to your fine.
Court charges are at least $200 and above.

Let's say you have 0 points on 1st January 2009, 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 one Year.
If during this one year you have no demerit point offences at all, your 3 demerit points will be gone on 1/1/2010.

But, if during this one year, from 1/1/2009 to 1/1/2010, you commit another offence with demerit points, your very first offence will be extended for another year until 1/1/2011.


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      Anna 3 years ago

      Those ppl get suspended for 12 weeks they need to return driving license to traffic police .. But they never go and return .. What will happen to them ?? Traffic police will send another letter or jail for 12 months ???

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      Futamarka 5 years ago

      В местах постоянного прохода людей и проезда траурных средств под трассой конвейера должны быть установлены юморические сетки для улавливания падающих с конвейера юморов.