Traffic Police arrest two over illegal bicycle race

The Traffic Police have arrested two men for their suspected involvement in promoting and organising illegal bicycle racing activities along Tanglin Halt Road late last month.

In a statement today (Dec 9), the Traffic Police said it received a call at about 11.49 pm on Nov 29 regarding bicycles racing along Tanglin Halt Road. Subsequent investigations led to the two men, aged 28 and 29 years old, being arrested.

Investigations are still ongoing to establish the identities of the other participants in the illegal race event, the Traffic Police said. If found guilty, the two men arrested are liable to a mandatory jail term of up to 6 months and a fine of not less than S$1,000 and not more than S$2,000 if convicted. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, they would be liable to a mandatory jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $3,000.

Commander of Traffic Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sam Tee said: “Traffic Police takes a serious view against illegal racing on public roads and will not hesitate to enforce against irresponsible racers who partake in such illegal activities and jeopardise other road users with their stunts.”

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