Tag Archives: Foreign Driver

FOREIGN LORRY DRIVERS LIKE TO MULTITASK WHILE DRIVING, HOW SAFE IS THIS?

Not the first time I see this riao. One phone for whatsapp... another bigger phone / possible tablet at the speedometer there for them to watch movie/video while driving. Super dangerous to others on the road but LTA mata never catch them... He is at traffic light so he can use his phone while waiting but when driving, is he allowed to watch movie from the other phone at the speedometer? they can get their conversion license so easily while sinkies has to spent thousands on getting one.

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LTA SHOULD EVALUATE YOUNG AND FOREIGN DRIVERS MONTHLY

In Singapore, one needs to be only 18 to hold a Class 2 and 3 driving license, 21 years old to hold a bus vocational license and heavy vehicle driving license, and soon, only 2 years driving experience required to go for private hire vocational license. I think that for new driving license holders, be it local or foreigners, the first year is very crucial and they are still very new to the traffic conditions and laws here, hence they are very unfamiliar and unconfident at times, this is what resulted in an accident. So I suggest that new license or newly converted license holders have to go through more orientation and training programme to ensure safety of themselves and other road users. And for those young or new heavy vehicle and vocational license holders, send them for a monthly evaluation, ensure they know the safety procedures of it and also passengers safety, make train them with this for at least a year before allowing them to hold the vocational license. Most accidents here are cussed by young, inexperienced and worse still, foreign drivers.

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