Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bicycles issue on TODAY Paper

Full article here 
From Today paper 11th Sept 2012

"Dr Faishal was responding to a question by Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Janil Puthucheary, who asked whether the Transport Ministry will consider reviewing the current composition fine of S$20 on errant cyclists.
He said: "MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) and the Traffic Police are reviewing the cycling penalties to ensure that they are commensurate with the severity of the respective offences, and will announce the findings when their review is completed."
The question of whether cyclists should be given suitable punishment comes on the back of the 11 deaths so far this year. These accidents have led many in the cycling community to call for harsher punishments for drivers and for greater protection to be given to the growing number of fitness enthusiasts who take to the roads."   TODAYonline 11th Sept 2012

I just find this puzzling that nothing was mentioned on the motorist front on the current penalties when a car hits a cyclist. Pls see Ben Mok case and ask yourself if this is fair.  

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