Traffic Offence Fines To Increase From 1 Apr 2019

For those of you who regularly risk illegal u-turns and driving on bus lanes during restricted hours, you may want to reconsider your habits.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Thursday (21 Feb) that it will be raising fines for road traffic offences. This comes after an increasing number of reports of such offences in recent years.

Traffic fines for light and heavy vehicles

The offences listed in the table above are non-exhaustive. You can view the full list here.

Road users who commit offences serious enough to warrant more than 12 demerit points will be brought to court and face heftier fines.

Increased fines for cyclists and pedestrians

Cyclists and pedestrians are not excluded from the penalty system.

For committing general pedestrian offences like failing to cross at a proper crossing, users will be fined $50 instead of $20. Fines for more serious pedestrian offences like walking along an expressway will be up from $30 to $75.

As for cyclist offences – riding carelessly, not wearing a helmet, etc. – the fines will be increased from $20 to $75.

Drive, cycle and walk safe

The increase in fines is no elixir for preventing road accidents.

So whether we’re driving, cycling or walking, let’s all do our part and practise safe and responsible road-using habits.

Featured image from MS News.