Speedsters in Bukit Batok and Sengkang, Singapore

“The Traffic Police would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to drive safely. This includes the need to always abide by the speed limit as well as be on the lookout for fellow road users. The Traffic Police will not hesitate to take action against errant motorists who disregard traffic rules and the safety of others.”

This is the advice of Singapore Traffic Police in response to complaints that a stretch of Bukit Batok has been turned into a racing track by speedsters.

On Stomp portal there’s another complaint about speedsters. This time it’s in Sengkang.

I’ve read about motorists turning Orchard Road and Buona Vista Road into racing tracks. Speedsters are becoming bolder,and are no longer afraid of the Traffic Police. Their cat and mouse game endangers public safety.

Those of us who drive see drivers who disregard traffic rules and drive recklessly ALL THE TIME. But where is the enforcement? You can’t help but get the mpresssion that it’s every man for himself on the expressways and roads.

The Traffic Police should start cracking the whip. Adopt a zero tolerance towards those who drive dangerously and who turn our roads into racing tracks.

Tougher penalties should be meted out. A spell in jail should cool hot heads. Consficate their cars and they’ll think twice.

Where there’s no strict law enforcement people will take advantage.

Read about the horrific accident at Tuas the other day when a bus ploughed into a car, killing a Malaysian woman? Sad that a family has lost a mother.

Hopefully the Traffic Police will “not hesitate to take action against errant motorists.” Sir, there are many of them out there.


4 Responses to “Speedsters in Bukit Batok and Sengkang, Singapore”

  1. roger, these people must have been gauging the situation on the ground (road) and come to the conclusion that the authorities in charge of traffic laws are quite ineffective; that’s why they seem to display this blatant disregard for traffic rules and laws. don’t talk about sengkang and bukit batok. right at the doorstep of the traffic police, along sin ming road, i have seen souped-up cars tearing around the place.

  2. When the cat is away, the mice will play. TP says it will not hesitate to take action against errant drivers. Let’s see whether it’s just a PR exercise or they really mean it this time.

  3. At 4pm along Orchard Road, past the Mandarin Hotel, a black sports car roared, daring the cops to do the Italian Job. And it was only 3 days ago… Let’s all ride bicycles.

    Turning and turning
    The world goes on.
    We can’t change it, my friend.
    Let us go riding all through the days,
    Together to the end, to the end.

    Les bicyclettes de Belsize
    Carry us side by side
    And hand in hand we will ride,
    Over Belsize.
    Turn your magical eyes.
    Round and around,
    Looking at all we found.
    Carry us through the skies,
    Les bicyclettes de Belsize.

    Engelbert Humperdinck

  4. Your mention of The Italian Job probably sums up the attitude of many drivers here perfectly.

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