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Postby x9200 » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 8:18 pm

He is not THAT lucky (I know at least one more case like this) but I strongly suspect not every one gets such a chance so better not try if you would qualify.

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Postby robotcake » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:44 am

x9200 wrote:He is not THAT lucky (I know at least one more case like this) but I strongly suspect not every one gets such a chance so better not try if you would qualify.


I know a colleague who's a real speedster who got 3 warning letters for going 80+ along Lornie Road over a span of less than a year... yet no fine! :o
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:05 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: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


I think they should round up all the idiots at serangoon road near the mustafa center signal at the mosque.
man these guys don't even care for buses and expect buses to brake for them and walk carelessly on a red.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:45 pm

Ain't it the truth. I was there a couple of days ago to get rid of the left over rupee I brought back from Kerala 10 days ago. Any old way, nevermind, also can. Light are green? Red? Yellow? who cares, only decorations, what!

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Postby blue_thunder » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 9:52 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: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


I think they should round up all the idiots at serangoon road near the mustafa center signal at the mosque.
man these guys don't even care for buses and expect buses to brake for them and walk carelessly on a red.


if this happens for real then LTA would either run out of citations or become rich overnight..when you are in LITTLE INDIA be an INDIAN ( no pun intended) peace out
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:04 am

nakatago wrote: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.


yah, and last week, I casually dropped a cigerette near a 'famous' bar, and when I saw a cop in blue staring at me, thinking whether to warn me or not, I picked the stub and walked over to the bin .. and when I walked by the same cop, he acted like nothing happened.

And lo and behold, same night, I was chatting with a friend, saw some other cops, and we dutifully extinguished the smokes .. and the lady next to us, didn't bother, and the cops walked over to her, knowing that we too "may" have been smoking, ignored us, and started asking the lady for identification .. and "here it says no smoking right ?? " :)

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I think they should round up all the idiots at serangoon road near the mustafa center signal at the mosque.
man these guys don't even care for buses and expect buses to brake for them and walk carelessly on a red.


And then again, with the traffic choked, when the lights turn red for cars, I have been nearly run down by idiot drivers who are happy to see the cars in front of them moving and do pedal-to-metal, without realising the lights are red for them .. yah, these were the times the pedestrians were waiting patiently for the traffic light to turn to green man ..

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:45 am

Not to forget, many of the car drivers and bike riders in the Little India area are Indians themselves. Thats why you hear honking there much more than anywhere else on the island. I personally get very honk happy while riding there, especially on the bangla lane just one lane parallel to the syed alwi road, near the Pakistani restaurant, Usman :wink:

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:43 am

Wd40 wrote:Not to forget, many of the car drivers and bike riders in the Little India area are Indians themselves. Thats why you hear honking there much more than anywhere else on the island. I personally get very honk happy while riding there, especially on the bangla lane just one lane parallel to the syed alwi road, near the Pakistani restaurant, Usman :wink:


that, I wouldn't quite agree with ..

almost every time a car jumped the red light at high speed in front of the mosque, it was a non-Indian looking guy ..

Maybe when others enter Little India area, even on week days, they just 'let go' ;)

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Postby katbh » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:20 pm

I have been given a warning police ticket for parking on a double yellow. It just said that they had noted that I had parked illegally, advising that they had not made a record of it on this occasion but reminding me not to park like it again. It was on an officially printed pink paper.
But I have received about 20 parking fines for similar offences - so my ratio or warnings to tickets is pretty bad.
And the pink paper warning was before the LTA and URA took over on parking policing.
But have never been pulled over by police. My partner was when on the ECP but was just warned to get a Singapore Drivers Licence as after 10 years it was probably a good idea to do so!
The police here, I think do a pretty good and pragmatic job. Why hassle people when it is relatively safe to drive here and traffic moves (mind you it is getting pretty bad on the PIE).

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:43 pm

++1. They are very pragmatic and I really appreciate the way they handle many things.

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Postby bgd » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:21 pm

x9200 wrote:++1. They are very pragmatic and I really appreciate the way they handle many things.


Agree with this. Received a warning letter about speeding on the AYE. Anywhere else it would have been a fine and points.

I like the Sg approach. It had the desired effect, I watch my speed now and the lesson was free.

Actually thinking about it the approach is very un-Singaporean.

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Postby katbh » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:36 pm

Perhaps it is because of the more forgiving malay culture of the police force.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 4:53 pm

blue_thunder wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: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


I think they should round up all the idiots at serangoon road near the mustafa center signal at the mosque.
man these guys don't even care for buses and expect buses to brake for them and walk carelessly on a red.


if this happens for real then LTA would either run out of citations or become rich overnight..when you are in LITTLE INDIA be an INDIAN ( no pun intended) peace out


Damn Dude! Where the hell have you been! Been three years! Did they just let you out of Changi or what! :lol:

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Postby blue_thunder » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 5:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
blue_thunder wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: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


I think they should round up all the idiots at serangoon road near the mustafa center signal at the mosque.
man these guys don't even care for buses and expect buses to brake for them and walk carelessly on a red.


if this happens for real then LTA would either run out of citations or become rich overnight..when you are in LITTLE INDIA be an INDIAN ( no pun intended) peace out


Damn Dude! Where the hell have you been! Been three years! Did they just let you out of Changi or what! :lol:


I assumed that this would come from you :)
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