Fine-Bearing Traffic Offences That You Could Do Without
For those who have a set budget every month, a traffic fine of S$100 or S$200 can cause a big dent and you might have to reach out to your savings account. A fast-depleting savings account may cause you to tighten your budget and will definitely lead to a sleepless night of worries.
The easy way out of these stressful situations is by avoiding traffic offence fines. With the recent increase in parking fines since July 1, Singaporeans have got to stop being careless on the road if they do not want to part with their hard-earned money.
Statistics released by the Singapore Police Force shows that in 2018, red-light running violations increased by 15.7% while red-light accidents increased by 2.6% compared to 2017. Issues such as double parking, turning without warning signals, unauthorised U-turn are still common occurrences on Singapore roads.
Doesn’t it make sense to practice good driving habits on the road to avoid these common traffic offences and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket?
Common traffic offences’ fines for light vehicles*
*Vehicles classified as Class 2B/2A/2, 3C/3/3CA/3A (Examples: motor cars, motorcycles, light goods van, etc.)
Following are the common traffic offenses that Singaporeans are guilty of committing and the fines they incur.
|Traffic Offence||Fines (S$)|
|Stopping in a yellow box|
Lack of warning signals
Not keeping to left while driving 60km/hr
|No helmet/Improper wearing of helmet|
Not wearing seatbelt
Disobey traffic direction from the authority
·Abreast of another vehicle
·Within pedestrian crossing
·Within Demerit Points No Parking Zone
·In a zebra crossing
·Within a Demerit Points No Stopping Zone
|Exceeding the vehicular and road speed limit by 21-30km/hr|
Driving on the shoulder of expressways
Driving or riding against the traffic flow
Reversing unnecessarily on expressways
|Exceeding the vehicular and road speed limit by 31-40km/hr|
Driving without consideration for other road users
|Not obeying traffic light signals||400|
|Using mobile communication devices while driving||1st offence: Fine not exceeding S$1000 or imprisonment of up to 6 months or both
2nd offence: Fine not exceeding S$2000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both
While there are offences that results in demerit points only or comes with the fine as well as offences that can lead to prosecution in court, the above are some of the mindless and common traffic offences that many Singaporeans commit on a daily basis. For full list of traffic offences and their fines, visit the Singapore Police Force website.
How much money can you lose due to recklessness?
Let’s say you try to make it through the traffic light but you fail, you are going to pay S$400.
While planning for the weekend you forgot the signal before making a turn, you will have to pay S$100.
If you forgot to note if there was a U-turn signal before making an unauthorised U-turn, you will have to fork out another S$100.
That’s a whopping S$600 for your traffic offences.
What are some of the ways you can spend this S$600?
Here’s wishing our readers who drive a safe driving journey ahead!