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Multi-national company boss fined $1k for road accident that killed hotelier Sonnie Lien

SINGAPORE - The general manager of a multi-national corporation who caused the death of ex-hotelier Sonnie Lien in a 2013 road accident was given the maximum $1,000 fine on Thursday for driving without due care and attention. Michael Teo Wee Hian, 65, was also banned from driving for six months. He was convicted of f.....
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Bus driver gets week's jail and 5-year driving ban for causing rider's death

SINGAPORE - A private bus driver was jailed for one week and banned from driving for five years on Monday for causing the death of a motorcyclist at a road junction. Toh Kny Lam, 61, who pleaded guilty, was driving a bus along Tuas Avenue 1 on Dec 11 last year when he failed to keep a proper lookout for oncoming traff.....
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Probe into big cycling group's 'road hogging'

A video of a large group of cyclists seemingly road hogging along Sengkang East Drive has not just been making the rounds, but has also caught the eye of the authorities. The police told The Sunday Times that they are "looking into" the incident and have asked anyone with information to come forward. The 50-second vi.....
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Project manager jailed and banned for causing two deaths by dangerous driving

SINGAPORE - A project manager who ran a red light and rammed into two pedestrians was jailed for nine months and banned from driving for six years on Tuesday. Ng Boon Wee, 55, pleaded guilty to causing the death of hawker Khoo Thuan Kheng, 72, and polytechnic student Tien Kang Fan, 18, by driving dangerously along Sin.....
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Ex-motorbikers turn to e-bicycles, some illegally modified

Many riders of electric bicycles here are former motorcyclists. And increasingly, it is this group of riders who are opting for illegally modified motorised bicycles that can go as fast as 120kmh. Checks with several shops found two of them offering modification services despite knowing that such bicycles shou.....
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Govt looking into rules on personal mobility devices

WITH the growing popularity of motorised bicycles and other personal mobility devices such as kick scooters, the Government is looking into rules on their use. This will include deciding whether they can be used on shared spaces such as footpaths, in parks and on the roads. To do this, the Land Transport Auth.....
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New cabbies at risk

Cabbies new to the job are usually the ones more likely to stretch themselves, said Mr Ang Hin Kee, executive adviser of the National Taxi Association. He said: "Many new drivers who have not driven before may not realise that they can damage their health if they don't look at this as a long-term business. "T.....
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Tough being a trucker

It is not easy being a trucker, says container truck driver Salehin Yahya (above), 33. It means spending more than 10 hours on the road every day and keeping awake with sweets, loud music and bottles of Coca-Cola. It also means being in hour-long queues in Tuas and Changi, waiting to pick up or return empty co.....
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Changes to regulations take time, says road safety taskforce member

The KJE accident came three days after the Land Transport Authority announced the need for additional blind-spot mirrors for all buses and heavy vehicles. Since 2013, heavy vehicles caught speeding have to go through additional inspections to ensure that their speed limiters are working properly. The Safer Ro.....
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New carpool laws allow drivers to be paid

A CAR owner can now accept payment from passengers who hitch a ride. This and other rules and regulations governing carpooling came into effect on Monday under the Road Traffic Act in an effort to bring legal clarity to what was a grey area. The move is also expected to boost car sharing, which in turn should ease co.....
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