86YO Driver Arrested for Knocking Down Pedestrian & Killing Him Near Aljunied MRT Station


An elderly driver has been arrested for a fatal car accident that killed a 52-year-old man in Geylang.

And yes, 86-year-olds can still hold a valid driving license, with a few conditions attached.

86YO Driver Arrested For Causing Death While Driving

The accident happened at 6:40am near the junction of Aljunied Road and Sims Avenue on 17 September.

Videos on TikTok showed police officers and a blue police tent surrounding a silver car on the road. An elderly man can also be seen sitting next to a police car, with officers around him.

Image: TikTok (singaporefishlittlefish)
Image: TikTok (singaporefishlittlefish)

Eyewitnesses shared on TikTok that the accident happened while the pedestrian was crossing the street. It seems like the driver ran into the 52-year-old pedestrian.

The police have confirmed that they found the pedestrian lying motionless on the road when they arrived. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver has since been arrested for causing death while driving, and police investigations are ongoing.

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Can The Elderly Drive?

You might have the same question as I do: can the elderly hold a valid driving licence? Is there any age limit to driving?

Drivers aged 65 and above can still hold a valid driving licence if they’ve been certified fit to drive by a medical practitioner. Upon reaching the age of 65, all drivers must undergo this medical examination every three years to renew their licence.

For Class 4, 4A and 5 holders, they must be certified fit to drive every year instead of every three years. They must also pass a proficiency test.

BTW, Class 4 means can drive vehicles like trucks, Class 4A for public transport buses, and Class 5 for heavy vehicles like mobile cranes. 

Additionally, those aged 75 and above are not allowed to hold Classes 4, 4A and 5 licenses.

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Featured Image: TikTok (singaporefishlittlefish)