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PostSubject: Racing hotspots in Singapore   Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:05 pm

Racing hotspots in Singapore

Tue, Apr 28, 2009
The Straits Times



An illustration of the 'Orchard Gudang' track found on the Internet.

99 Turns on South Buona Vista Road

# Nicknamed 99 Turns because of the many curves along the road

# It is hard to overtake on the two-way street as it has numerous blind spots

# Popular with drivers eager to test their skills

40 Tiang (lamp posts) at Lim Chu Kang

# Nicknamed 40 Tiang because of the lamp posts lining the road

# The stretch of road is straight and mostly deserted, making it ideal for drag races

Devil's Bend at Old Upper Thomson Road

# Old Upper Thomson Road used to be a grand prix track in the 1960s

# Devil's Bend is a particularly sharp corner that has proven to be a death trap for many drivers

Tuas South

# Approximately 4km of straight road popular for drag races

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PostSubject: Re: Racing hotspots in Singapore   Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:06 pm

Traffic Police monitoring hot spots



Tue, Apr 28, 2009
The Straits Times


The Traffic Police (TP) have been monitoring illegal racing hot spots like Orchard Road, Lim Chu Kang Road and Yishun Avenue 1.

During regular operations, the police also look out for drivers who speed and also those who drive dangerously and carelessly.

Vehicles found to have been modified illegally are also referred to the Land Transport Authority for follow-up action.

Last year, there were 163,000 speeding violations, up from 159,000 in 2007 and 123,000 in 2006.

To chase these speedsters, the Traffic Police have a fleet of Subaru WRXs for expressway patrol, and Yamaha XJR900 and Honda VFR motorcycles.

'TP officers are trained to use their vehicles for high-speed pursuit,' said a police spokesman.

Currently, a person convicted of illegal racing can be jailed up to six months and fined up to $2,000.

Repeat offenders can be jailed up to 12 months and fined up to $3,000.

Vehicles used in illegal races may be confiscated.

The police said they take a serious view of speeding activities, and urged all motorists to be alert, patient and sensible on the road.

The spokesman said: 'You may be able to afford the fines, but certainly not the lifelong guilt of having killed someone on the road or having caused the death of a loved one.'

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