Commentary: What would break bad driving habits in Singapore?

Commentary: What would break bad driving habits in Singapore?

In this post- COVID interval, it appears that some motorists have no discarded for bad behaviour. The Singapore Police Force reported on April 29 that over 800 driving offenses had been identified in only three weeks since the rate police functionality was activated in red-light cameras.

To stop for poor driving habits before it becomes entrenched in some drivers, it is now time to take serious steps.


In line with other cities like Tokyo, London, Sydney, and Toronto, Singapore might consider lowering its speed limit from 50 kmh to 40 kmh in developed areas like the Central Business District and Housing Development Board ( HDB) town centers.

These are the areas where human activities can lead to possible traffic accidents. On long reaches of highways where pedestrians and cyclists are unavailable, like expressways, it makes sense to keep existing speed limits to relieve flexibility.

The number of casualties may be reduced by lowering speed limits in metropolitan areas. The more serious the harm or injury is caused by a motion, the faster it moves.

The likelihood of mortality for a motorist who is struck by a car traveling 30 kilometers per hour is 10 %. At 40kmh, it is 35 per share, and at 50kmh, it is 55 per share.

Singapore drivers typically interpret rate restrictions as proof that they can travel at that speed. However, speed limits are what the government define as the utmost safest speed on the road.

Singapore has now reduced the frequency restriction to 30 km/h to 40 km/h in areas like school and silver zones where there are more pedestrians.