SPF – What are the penalties for passengers who fail to belt up?

What are the penalties for passengers who fail to belt up?

A fine of $120 will be imposed on adult passengers who fail to belt up.
If charged in court and convicted, the penalty shall be a fine not exceeding S$1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months and in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding S$2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months.

List Of Scheduled Offences Under DIPS
16.Under the DIPS, demerit points are given from a list of scheduled offences under the Road Traffic (DIPS) Rules.

S/No.

Offences committed

Demerit points

6 Driver failing to wear seat belt

3

10 Driver failing to ensure that every passenger wears a seat belt

3

11 Using a motor vehicle where a person below 1.35 metres in height is a passenger and is not properly secured by an approved child restraint or a body-restraining seat belt

3

CHANGES TO SEAT BELT RULES AND TESTING CURRICULUM FOR LEARNER RIDERS
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the road safety of road users, the Traffic Police will be introducing changes to the Wearing of Seat Belt Rules from 1 January 2012, and the testing curriculum for learner Class 2B motorcyclists from 27 February 2012.

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