SINGAPORE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, DEMERIT POINTS AND FINES

0 Demerit Points but with fines

* Not displaying P-Plate for drivers on probation for the first time. ($120 fine)
* Most parking offences (except for parking along zig-zag lines etc. Refer to HDB/URA link for fine amount.)
* Failure to give signal ($70 fine)
* Tinted windows/helmet visors not meeting LTA regulations of allowing 70% light transmittance on the front and 30% an the rear. ($70 fine + inspection)
* Illegal modifications (up to $1000 fine + 3 mth jail depending on mod)
* Faulty lights
* Driving inside bus-lane during prohibited timings ($130)
* Emission of excessive smoke (up to $150)
* Not displaying a valid or displaying a tampered OPC coupon/license (for off-peak-cars) when driving during peak hours
* Failing to give way to bus at a Mandatory Give Way to Bus lane. ($130)

An offender can be fined up to $10,000 for using an OPC without displaying a valid day licence. For tampering with the day licence, the penalty is a fine not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or both.
About one-third of those convicted were found to have tampered with the licences – a more serious offence.

The punishment is a fine of up to $10,000 for the first offence. Subsequent convictions carry fines of up to $20,000, a maximum jail term of 12 months, or both.

They also face an additional charge of driving without a valid supplementary licence, which carries a maximum fine of $5,000 for first-time offenders.
On average, the tamperers were fined $8,000 – equivalent to almost half their tax savings. Those who drive without a supplementary licence or an invalid one face fines of up to $5,000, which can double for repeat offenders.

3 Demerit Points

* Disobeying traffic direction of Police Officer
* Carrying excess pillion or carrying pillion sitting not astride
* Riders failing to wear or wear insecurely on his head a protective helmet
* Driver failing to wear a seat belt
* Driver failing to ensure that front/rear seat passenger wears a seat belt
* Allowing a child below 8 years of age who is a front/rear passenger to be secured with an unapproved child restraint
* Using a motor vehicle where a child below 8 years of age, who is a front/rear passenger is not properly secured by an approved child restraint when there is seat belt available for the use of such passenger
* Parking within a Demerit Points No Parking Zone
* Stopping within a Demerit Points No Stopping Zone
* Parking abreast of another vehicle
* Parking within a pedestrian crossing
* Stopping in a zebra-controlled area
* Carrying passengers on goods vehicle without a permit
* Conveying load not properly secured
* Using tyre with ply or cord carcass exposed

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below): S$120.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg): S$150.00

4 Demerit Points

* Exceeding speed limit of vehicle up to 20km/h.
* Exceeding speed limit of the road up to 20km/h.
* Failing to give way to oncoming traffic at controlled junction.
* Failing to give way at uncontrolled junction.
* Failing to give way at junction.
* Failing to give way at roundabout.
* Crossing double white lines.
* Crossing road divider.
* Hindering flow of traffic.
* Failing to give way to ambulance or fire brigade or police vehicle.
* Driving while carrying load on a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner.
* Stop or allow vehicle to remain at rest on shoulder of an expressway.
* Stopping or remaining at rest on the carriageway of an expressway.
* Forming up incorrectly when turning left or right.

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below): S$130.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg): S$160.00

6 Demerit Points

* Driving or riding against the flow of traffic.
* Driving on a shoulder of an expressway.
* Load falling off from the vehicle.
* Exceeding speed limit of the road by more than 20km/h up to 30km/h.
* Exceeding speed limit for vehicle by more than 20km/h up to 30km/h.
* Offences committed by motorists at a pedestrian crossing

1. Failing to give way to pedestrian at pedestrian crossing.
2. Unable to stop your vehicle before reaching a pedestrian crossing.
3. Failing to allow free and uninterrupted passage to pedestrian.
4. Failing to give way to pedestrian at controlled intersection.

* Careless driving.
* Carrying passengers on a goods vehicle in a dangerous manner.
* Carrying passengers on a motor vehicle or trailer in a dangerous manner.
* Reversing unnecessarily along an expressway.

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below) : S$150.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg) : S$180.00

8 Demerit Points

* Exceeding speed limit for vehicle by more than 30km/h up to 40km/h.
* Exceeding the speed limit of the road by more than 30km/h up to 40km/h.

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below): S$170.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg): S$200.00

9 Demerit Points

* Driving without due care or reasonable consideration for other road users.

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below): S$170.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg): S$200.00

12 Demerit Points

* Exceeding speed limit for vehicle by more than 40km/h up to 50km/h.
* Exceeding the speed limit of the road by more than 40km/h up to 50km/h.

These offenders will be prosecuted in court.

* Failing to conform to traffic red light signals.

In addition, a fine is imposed as follows:

Light Vehicle (unladen weight of 2500 kg and below) : S$200.00
Heavy Vehicle (unladen weight exceeds 2500 kg) : S$230.00

* Use of mobile telephone whilst driving.

Offender will be prosecuted in court, and may face a driving disqualification and forfeiture of handphone.

In addition:

1st time offender- Fine not exceeding $1000.00 or jail sentence of up to 6 months or both.
2nd or subsequent conviction- Fine not exceeding $2000.00 or jail sentence of up to 12 months or both.

18 Demerit Points

* Exceeding speed limit for vehicle by more than 50 km/h up to 60km/h.
* Exceeding speed limit of the road by more than 50km/h up to 60km/h.

Offender will be prosecuted in court.

24 Demerit Points

* Exceeding speed limit for vehicle by more than 60 km/h.
* Exceeding speed limit of the road by more than 60km/h.
* Reckless or dangerous driving.

Offender will be prosecuted in court.

License suspension

* Accumulated more than 24 demerit points within 2 years

Disqualified from driving

* Driving without valid license (no license, or driving manual cars with Class 3A license)
* Driving without valid insurance coverage
* Drink driving
* Accumulated more than 12 demerit points during probation (P-Plate)
* Caught twice driving without display P-Plate for drivers on probation.

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