SINGAPORE: The number of drivers committing traffic offences has risen, with the largest increase seen in those caught for inconsiderate driving.
In a routine four—hour operation, the Traffic Police said 40 motorists were stopped for various offences.
One driver was caught for speeding at 134 kilometres per hour on an expressway with a speed limit of 90 kilometres per hour. Others were caught for stopping at road shoulders and for road hogging. One van driver was nabbed for speeding on the extreme express right lane.
The Traffic Police said about 5,000 motorists were booked for inconsiderate driving in 2011 — some 1,000 more than the previous year.
Speeding offences saw an increase of about 10 percent.
The numbers of motorists caught for reckless driving, however, saw an improvement. The number of offenders under this category fell by about 20 per cent.
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