You may not know about this, but there was a super-secret F1 race held along the KPE last week.
Singapore has held F1 races numerous times, but there were no tickets nor spectators for this particular race, partly due to the coronavirus outbreak, but mostly because no one knew about it except the drivers.
Ok so it wasn’t actually an F1 race but a race between amateur drivers who were painfully bored during the circuit breaker.
Well, the authorities weren’t too happy about this, and these Lewis Hamilton wannabes might even end up going to jail for their little race.
8 People Arrested for Illegal Racing During Circuit Breaker Period in KPE
Six men and two women caught racing on camera were arrested for dangerous driving and illegal racing on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) during the circuit breaker period.
The incident occurred around 1.24am on 16 May, and the police were alerted soon after.
Footage of the nine cars racing each other along the KPE was uploaded to the Facebook page SG Road Vigilante after a driver captured the incident on his dashboard camera.
It’s unknown how fast these cars were going, but the car which recorded the video was driving at 80km/h, and these cars zoomed past him faster than a beaver on a jetski.
They were clearly taking advantage of the lack of vehicular traffic during the circuit breaker period.
According to The Straits Times, the drivers are between 20 and 42, and were arrested between 19 and 22 May.
In addition to their offences on the road, they are being investigated for breaching safe distancing measures, presumably because leaving your house to race your friends on the expressway is not a reasonable excuse.
There may be more people involved in the race who are still on the loose, reported The Straits Times.
The police called the drivers’ actions “highly dangerous and irresponsible”, and said they will not tolerate road behaviour that puts the lives of others at risk.
Racing is Illegal
Did you know that racing is illegal in Singapore?
Motorists who participate in any sort of competition or race on the roads can be jailed for up to six months and fined between $1,000 and $2,000 for their first offence, according to The Straits Times.
They may even have to forfeit their cars and could be disqualified from driving.
We Only Have Five Weeks Left
The end of the circuit breaker is one week away, and the real end of the circuit breaker is at least five weeks away, once Phase 1 ends.
So, even if we have the impulse to do something stupid, like racing our friends on the expressway or having a party at someone’s house, please resist it. We’re nearly at the finishing line.
And if there’s one thing we’ve all learned during the circuit breaker it’s that the authorities will always catch lawbreakers, whether you’re having dinner at a friend’s house or having a gang fight with parangs.
Please stay at home and continue to watch mindless shows on Netflix. You can visit your parents and grandparents next week, so that’s something to look forward to, right?
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