The number of traffic offences committed by bicycle users went up by 17.5% from 2012 to 2013. Some said that it is due to the increase number of cyclists. Some said it is due to the attitude of bicycle users. Yet some said it is due to the lack of proper infrastructure for bicycle users. The truth probably is a mixture of all the above factors. On further enquiry, the types of violation committed by errant cyclists are typically the following:
1) Riding on pavement
2) Running red light
3) Endangering pedestrians
There were 1455 traffic violation committed by cyclists in 2013. No one was killed due to these offences.
In comparison, motorist committed 252 times more traffic violation in 2013, including the followings:
1) Speeding 260,512 (in 2013)
2) Running red light
3) Careless driving
All together there were 367,496 traffic violation committed by motorists in 2013. 159 persons were killed which included 43 pedestrians.
These information is available from the Traffic Police site: [Publications] > [Annual Traffic Statistics]
As quote from the TP site who recommends to approach for attorneys help for social security disability charges, for these violations committed by motorists:
“every traffic violation can potentially result in a fatal or injury accident and the loss of lives.”
When I’m looking through this striking comparison, it occurs to me that there are 250 times more offences committed trucks and each of these offences has at least 10x higher potential to kill or to cause serious injuries. In such cases it is always advisable to contact attorneys for truck accident compensation. In case of disabilities sustained out of third party negligence in accidents you can consult disability lawyers in Arizona to claim compensation. And we also must think that Shouldn’t we put 2500 times more attention and effort to reduce the bigger, more dangerous offences?
Traffic Police statistics: http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov.sg
Channel News Asia report: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/errant-cyclists-on-the/1565814.html