28 Jan '11, 7am

19-year-old becomes first driver suspended under new Traffic Act: SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old youth has made histor...

SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old youth has made history by becoming the first driver here to have his licence immediately suspended under the new Road Traffic Act, which was recently amended in November 2010. He had been involved in an accident on January 16 which killed a 24-year old male pedestrian. Previously, the driving licence of a motorist can only be suspended after he is formally charged in court with serious offences such as drink-driving, reckless or dangerous driving where death or serious injury is caused. But since November 1 2010, the Traffic Police can immediately suspend the driving licence of any motorist, who causes serious injury or death to a person or serious damage to buildings and structures once police investigations start. He will be suspended until the case is tried and determined in court. Commander of Traffic Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ch...

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