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The Traffic Police (TP) arrested two men, aged 38 and 39, for their involvement in a case of Dangerous Driving and Illegal Racing during an operation conducted on July 9.
In a news release, the Police said that the two men were believed to have been using their cars to take part in an illegal race along Lim Chu Kang Road towards Jalan Bahar.
The Police also said on a road with the speed limit of 50km/h, the men were believed to have been speeding at 177km/h and 179km/h respectively.
Both individuals were stopped and arrested by Traffic Police officers.
If convicted for the offence of taking part in an unauthorised speed trial under Section 116(7) of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276, motorists shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months and shall also be punished with a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $2,000.
For a second or subsequent conviction, motorists can be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months and a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $3,000.
The Police also explained that vehicles involved in this offence may also be liable for forfeiture under Sec 117(1) of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276.
For the offence of dangerous driving, motorists upon conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.
For a second or subsequent conviction, motorists shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.
The Police added that the Traffic Police takes a stern view on such dangerous road behaviour that put the lives of other road users at risk and will continue with tough enforcement efforts to take such errant motorists to task.