With effect from 1 Feb the new driving rules are in force from today.
Remember not to touch your mobile devices while driving, not even at traffic lights.
First-time offenders can be fined up to S$1,000 (US$801) and/or jailed for up to six months. Repeat offenders get up to double the penalty.
Anyone caught using any function of his mobile device and holding it while driving could be found guilty of committing an offence, under proposed changes to improve road safety in Singapore.
This includes not just communicating with someone else via calls or texts, which are offences under existing law, but also surfing the internet, visiting social media platforms and downloading videos.
The new rules would apply not just to phones but also all mobile communication devices, such as iPads, under the broadened Road Traffic Act.
Important to drivers:- New pricing from Traffic Police (Price increase without further notice).
Speeding : 超速
Exceeding 01 – 20km/h = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points.
超速1-20km/h = 罚款130新币 + 扣4分
Exceeding 21 – 30km/h = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points.
超速21-30km/h = 罚款150新币 + 扣6分
Exceeding 31 – 40km/h = $180 Fine + 8 Demerit Points.
超速31-40km/h = 罚款180新币 + 扣8分
Exceeding 41 – 50km/h = more than $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Court
超速41-50km/h = 罚款200新币 + 扣12分 + 上法庭
Exceeding 51 – 60km/h = more than $200 Fine + 18 Demerit Points + Court
超速51-60km/h = 罚款200新币 + 扣18分 + 上法庭
Exceeding More Than 61km/h = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court.
超速61km/h = 罚款200新币 + 扣24分 + 上法庭
Driving Offences : 驾驶违规
Failing to Put On Seat Belt = $120 Fine + 3 Demerit points
不系安全带 = 罚款120新币 + 扣3分
Crossing Double White Lines = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points
跨越双白线 = 罚款130新币 + 扣4分
Careless Driving = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points
粗心驾驶 = 罚款150新币 + 扣6分
Inconsiderate Driving! = $170 Fine + 9 Demerit Points
鲁莽驾驶 = 罚款170新币 + 扣9分
Court Dangerous Driving = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court + Vehicle Compounded
严重危险驾驶 = 罚款200新币以上 + 扣24分 + 上法庭 + 车辆收缴
Illegal Racing = more than $200 Fine + Vehicle Confiscate + Court
非法赛车 = 罚款200新币以上 + 上法庭 + 车辆收缴
Mobile Phones : Phone/Text & Drive = $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Phone Confiscated. You cannot hold your phone in your hand when you drive, even with loud speaker and/or ear piece
手机：开车时打电话 = 罚款200新币 + 扣12分 + 没收手机。开车时不能打电话，免提和用耳机也不可以。
Drink Driving : For First Offence = Up to $5,000 Fine and/or Jail Term + License Suspended + Court, For Second Offence = Jail Term + Fine + License Suspended + Court
酒后驾驶：第一次 = 罚款5000新币和/或监禁 + 驾照作废 + 上法庭，第二次 = 监禁 + 罚款 + 上法庭
Other Offences : 其他违规：
Fail to signal when changing lanes = $70 Fine
换道不打信号 = 罚款70新币
Making an illegal U-Turn when no U-Turn sign = $70 Fine &nbs
不可以U转的时候U转了 = 罚款70新币
Driving after 7pm without headlights or taillights = $30 Fine
7pm后不开大灯或不开尾灯 = 罚款30新币
No number plate = $70 Finei
无牌驾驶 = 罚款70新币
Obstructed or obscured number plate = $70 Fine
车牌被遮挡 = 罚款70新币
Number plate of unapproved type = $70 Fine.
没认证的车牌 = 罚款70新币
Share to those who drive!! drive carefully!