Higher fines, more demerit points for traffic offences in Silver Zones and School Zones from July

Motorists who commit traffic offences in โปรโมชั่น slotxo Silver Zones and School Zones will face higher fines and additional demerit points from Jul 1, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday (Jun 1).

Fines will be increased by S$100 while an additional two demerit points will be incurred for specified offences committed in these zones.

These include offences committed at pedestrian crossings, such as failing to slow down or give way when approaching crossings, and offences related to driving behaviour that endanger pedestrian safety, such as speeding or driving against the flow of traffic.

First announced by Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan on Mar 1, the move aims to make roads safer for elderly pedestrians as well as students by strengthening deterrence against irresponsible driving.

In a media release, MHA said: “Elderly pedestrians continue to account for a disproportionate number of traffic accidents resulting in pedestrian fatalities - in 2020, the elderly made up more than 80 per cent of pedestrian fatalities.

“While jaywalking by elderly pedestrians contributed to some of these accidents, many accidents also arise from irresponsible driving behaviour on the motorist’s part, such as failing to slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing.

“The situation may be improved with greater care on the part of motorists.”