So I got "pulled over" today...

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So I got "pulled over" today...

Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:14 pm

Today I was doing my best to assimilate with Singaporean society, so I left my car parked next to a double yellow on Holland Rd with the blinkers on while I went to get coffee and go to the ATM. (There were at least three other cars doing this!) When I got back, of course my car was the only one still there and a Singapore police office was patiently waiting right next to my car.

He politely asked for my license, and told me he wouldn't be giving me a parking citation, but I would need to wait five minutes. He keyed in a bunch of stuff directly into what looked like radio (with my license in hand, so I assume it was my FIN) and waited. It beeped a few times, he keyed in something else, then said I could go.

So what exactly happened? Was he just checking my record? Or is this a Singaporean way of recording my 'warning' in case I get caught again?

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Post by Saint » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:24 pm

The really reason why you didn't a ticket is because the Police can no longer give parking tickets for double yellow line offences. This was outsourced a couple of years ago.

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:27 pm

Saint wrote:The really reason why you didn't a ticket is because the Police can no longer give parking tickets for double yellow line offences. This was outsourced a couple of years ago.
...by URA

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:34 pm

Saint wrote:The really reason why you didn't a ticket is because the Police can no longer give parking tickets for double yellow line offences. This was outsourced a couple of years ago.
Wow, thank you capitalism! :)

So what was he doing then, just checking up on me?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:45 pm

He probably sent the information to LTA and you will get a ticket summons via the post. They rarely if ever use the manual method any more.

Lynx, are you sure it's URA? I though I paid my double yellow line offense several months ago via the LTA site. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure it was LTA. (Got the dang thing while at Mad Jacks at Jln Kayu one evening).

https://onepay.onemotoring.com.sg/onepay/index.do

http://ask.lta.gov.sg/home/lta/exploref ... id=9274006

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... rking.html
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:55 pm

It's LTA. And you might get lucky... just a warning ticket.

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 5:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:He probably sent the information to LTA and you will get a ticket summons via the post. They rarely if ever use the manual method any more.

Lynx, are you sure it's URA? I though I paid my double yellow line offense several months ago via the LTA site. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure it was LTA. (Got the dang thing while at Mad Jacks at Jln Kayu one evening).

https://onepay.onemotoring.com.sg/onepay/index.do

http://ask.lta.gov.sg/home/lta/exploref ... id=9274006

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... rking.html
Oh wait, I guess you are right. URA is for regular parking offences. Stand corrected. :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 6:19 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:It's LTA. And you might get lucky... just a warning ticket.
I hope so. He said specifically he wasn't going to give me a a parking citation "today". I hope that today wasn't meant to be taken literally...

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Post by bluenose » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 3:23 pm

I got a note throught the door last week from Traffic Police Dept saying I was clocked doing 63 on a 50 stretch at Orchard Boulevard on a sunday a week ago.....
They said no fine/points just a warning to be careful....
Who said Singaporeans were all narrow minded, by the book, do as your told numptys..... :wink:

This guy obviously wasn't.....either that or he sent the wrong letter to me by mistake :wink:

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 3:30 pm

bluenose wrote:I got a note throught the door last week from Traffic Police Dept saying I was clocked doing 63 on a 50 stretch at Orchard Boulevard on a sunday a week ago.....
They said no fine/points just a warning to be careful....
Who said Singaporeans were all narrow minded, by the book, do as your told numptys..... :wink:

This guy obviously wasn't.....either that or he sent the wrong letter to me by mistake :wink:
From what I gather, some of the law enforcement types fudge the line a bit maybe because it's not worth the hassle. I was jaywalking once and I realized a cop car was right there. They totally ignored me.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 4:11 pm

Sometimes they are just the opposite as well. I got ticketed along with about 25 others because we stepped off the curb opposite AMK MRT while the redman was still red! The had a whole posse there to round us all up when we reached the other side! :x
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 4:15 pm

So, in other words, it can be pretty arbitrary.

(shrug)
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:50 am

nakatago wrote:
bluenose wrote:I got a note throught the door last week from Traffic Police Dept saying I was clocked doing 63 on a 50 stretch at Orchard Boulevard on a sunday a week ago.....
They said no fine/points just a warning to be careful....
Who said Singaporeans were all narrow minded, by the book, do as your told numptys..... :wink:

This guy obviously wasn't.....either that or he sent the wrong letter to me by mistake :wink:
From what I gather, some of the law enforcement types fudge the line a bit maybe because it's not worth the hassle. I was jaywalking once and I realized a cop car was right there. They totally ignored me.
This happens very frequently because police here is rather reasonable (much more than in Europe at least). Unless you are doing something really bad they will probably do nothing. Just from what can be sees on the roads here every single day, 95% of the drivers would lose their licenses in a day if the police go strict (and have means to execute the law).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:20 am

^^^ Ain't that the truth!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by revhappy » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 6:52 pm

bluenose wrote:I got a note throught the door last week from Traffic Police Dept saying I was clocked doing 63 on a 50 stretch at Orchard Boulevard on a sunday a week ago.....
They said no fine/points just a warning to be careful....
Who said Singaporeans were all narrow minded, by the book, do as your told numptys..... :wink:

This guy obviously wasn't.....either that or he sent the wrong letter to me by mistake :wink:
You are really lucky to get just warning. From the Singapore bikes forum I have read about new riders gettin their licences suspended due to too many demerit points because of repeat offences of overspeeding done in a matter of days and they didn't even receive the 1st offence letter and they had committed the next one. Be very careful, like the BTT book says "driving is a privilege and not a right" :)

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