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Authorities who consider the strict penalty for offenders who have been drinking: Sun Exuling

Singapore: Officials punish more for drug-driving offenders due to increased accidents in the lives of consumers of road users.

This may include extreme penalties, longer driving incapacitation and longer prison terms.

MS Sun Xueling, senior parliamentary secretary, said this on the launch of an anti-drink driving campaign on Friday (December 21), on matters of domestic affairs and national development.

In the first nine months of this year, one person died every month on an average drink driving related accident, said the Sun.

"We all saw more than 120 accidents related to drunk driving, which is 20% more than the first nine months of last year and more than 1,500 people have been arrested."

"Most accidents happen because drink drivers operate red lights and exceed the speed limit. This will have to be stopped."

MS Exceling published cases where drink-related accidents claimed life, including an elderly woman who was collecting the cardboard deleted with Collier Quay.

There were also incidents where accidents claimed motorists life. Sources said that at the beginning of this year, two motorcyclists, on different occasions, were drunk when they lost control over their bikes, the Sun said.

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MS Sun Excelling at the beginning of the anti-drink driving campaign

Bernard Tay, Chairman of Singapore Road Safety Council, MS Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Home Affairs and National Development and Commander Traffic Police Gerald Lim. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

However, the number of offenders arrested in January-September has dropped by 2.5% compared to the same period last year.

Public education efforts by the Traffic Police and the Singapore Road Safety Council have contributed to the "driving under the control" of the drink driving situation, he said.

She said public education will be endorsed by strong enforcement and strict penalties.

"As I have said, we are considering a strict penalty – higher penalty, long-term improperity and longer terms of prison. This will strengthen the deterrent effect of our law."

Currently, the driver is caught in drinking, but if the accident has not entered, he is deemed unfair by driving for a year, can be fined up to S $ 10,000 and he can be jailed for up to one year.

If a driver comes in an accident, there will be more penalty, especially if he has hurt another person. This includes a stear penalties, improperness for up to 20 years or more and up to five years in prison terms.

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