28 Jan '11, 5am

Teen first to have licence suspended under new rules

Teen first to have licence suspended under new rules

After the Act was amended in Nov 2010, driving licences can now be immediately suspended for causing serious injury or death to a person, or serious damage to buildings and structures, as soon as police investigations commence. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN A 19-YEAR-OLD male driver who caused the death of a pedestrian will have the dubious honour of being the first to have his licence immediately suspended under the new Road Traffic Act. Previously, a motorist's driving licence could only be suspended after they were formally charged in court for serious offences such as drink-driving, reckless or dangerous driving, where death or serious injury had been caused. But after the Act was amended in Nov 2010, driving licences can now be immediately suspended for causing serious injury or death to a person, or serious damage to buildings and structures, as soon as police investi...

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