Remember the case of a GT-R speeding down the road only to crash spectacularly into a Corolla that happened to be driving nearby?
An 18-year-old driver was arrested and he’s still a P-plate driver.
Here’s what you got to know.
But before that, here’s the background for those who didn’t know about this epic crash-and-burn
A video of a GTR speeding in an open car park
at East Coast Park near Stadium Road and running full speed into the side of another car was uploaded by a road safety community Ben Chia Lor.
(Publisher’s Note: Readers have alerted us to the fact that we have provided the wrong location for the incident. We apologise deeply for the oversight.)
The driver of the Toyota, Mr Teong Hien Sing, escaped the incident with injured ribs.
It went viral immediately and netizens immediately condemned the GTR for reckless driving.
Police have already arrested the 18-year-old driver
The Police released a statement on Facebook stating that an 18-year-old man, Herman Shi Ximu, a Full-time National Serviceman, was arrested on Saturday for dangerous driving and suspected of participating in an unauthorised speed trial.
His driving license was suspended immediately.
Initially denied driving the car, but came clean after
When TNP approached Herman, the alleged driver in the GT-R on Saturday, he stated that he was not the driver.
However, he came clean in a phone interview with TNP on 29 Aug 2016 and said that he was “fully responsible” for the incident.
He also told TNP that he just got his driving license 4 months ago (P-Plate) and he’s “a good driver”, having passed his practical driving and theory tests all in one shot.
Denied having taken part in an unauthorised speed trial
He was ferrying photographers in the car and denied his involvement in any speed trial.
He said that the accident occurred because he was not familiar with the settings of the car.
“The car I was driving accidentally switched to manual. My unfamiliarity with the powerful manual setting caused me to speed.”
It was said that the photographers were there to shoot a gathering of sports car in the area.
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If found guilty, he might get a jail term or a fine
If found guilty of participating in an authorised speed trial, first-time offenders can be jailed up to six months and fined up to $2,000. For repeat offenders, they can be jailed up to a year and fined up to $3,000 and vehicles impounded.
For repeat offenders, they can be jailed up to a year and fined up to $3,000 and vehicles impounded.
If found guilty of dangerous driving, they are liable to be fined up to $3,000, given a jail term of up to a year or both. Repeat offenders will be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to two years.
Repeat offenders will be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to two years.
Guess the Singapore driving schools don’t test you on the speed limits of Singapore roads.
Featured Image: Facebook (Ben Chia Lor)
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