The Traffic Police (TP) conducted an operation against errant heavy vehicle drivers. The operation was conducted at various locations in the eastern and northern sectors of Singapore
During the operations, 62 summonses were issued against 28 heavy vehicle drivers for various traffic offences such as speeding, failing to keep left on expressways and using a mobile communication device while driving.
The number of fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles have increased by 20.6%, from 34 cases in 2015 to 41 cases in 2016. In 2016, 3 in 10 fatal accidents involved a heavy vehicle. This is worrying as accidents involving heavy vehicles could potentially cause greater damage and loss of lives. As heavy vehicle drivers spend many hours on the roads and are always on a tight schedule, it is even more important for them to obey all traffic rules and regulations. For errant heavy vehicle drivers who flout traffic rules, TP will continue to adopt a tough enforcement stance against them.
TP would also like to urge other road users to play their part by adopting good RoadSense and to look out for one another when sharing the roads.
Source: Singapore Police Force