Driver smokes at traffic junction in Bukit Panjang, flicks ash onto road

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A BYD e6 electric car driver was spotted with his hand holding a lit cigarette outsideĀ the vehicle window while stopping at a traffic light junction in Bukit Panjang Road on Wednesday morning (July 6).

A Stomper witnessed the incident at around 8.27amĀ and submitted a video to Stomp.

The 38-second video shows the driver flicking ashes from the cigarette onto the road about three times while waiting of the traffic light to change.

The Stomper commented: "How much is the fine for one or three flicks of cigarette ash or all-in-one fine?"

According to the National Environment Agency, you are allowed to smoke in private vehicles as long as no second-hand tobacco smoke is expelled (windows are fully wound up) in smoking prohibited places.

An individual who is caught smoking in a prohibited place may be allowed to compound his offence for $200 in lieu of attending court. If convicted in court, the offender may be liable to a fine of up to $1,000.

Under the Environmental Public Health Act, any individual who commits a littering offence is liable on conviction to a court fine of up to $2,000 for a first conviction, $4,000 for a second conviction and $10,000 for the third and subsequent convictions.