Today I received a letter from Traffic Police.. (with pray I hope is not a love letter... eventhough no faith at all!!!). The content is: SPEEDING!!!!!!!!!!
Ah............ last Friday on the way to Jurong Bird Park after sending Antonius, without realize it, Bagio was speeding at PIE (toward Tuas). The patrol police caught it.
The speed limit at those particulars area is only 80kmh and Bagio drove at 99 kmh. 19kmh exceed the speed limit allowed.
Since this is the first offender under our car, the letter said that NO summons will be issued to us. The letter is served as a warning (Thank God!! otherwise the driver could be find $130.00 with 4 demerit point!!!).
Below is the latest price list from the Traffic Police, Singapore:
Price increase without further notice.
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.
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 $2000 and above.
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.
Do not hold your hp in your hand when you drive even with loud speaker or ear piece.
For first offence = Up to $5000 Fine And, or jail Term + License Suspended + Court.
Second time offence = Jail term + Fine + Court.
Making an illegal U Turn when there is 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.
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.
Drive well - and save money
Be very careful .
Don't let traffic police earn yr $$...