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Part I REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES

Part IA ROAD-USER CHARGES

Part II LICENSING OF DRIVERS

Part III LICENSING OF DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND DRIVING SCHOOLS

Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ROAD TRAFFIC

Division 1 — Provisions as to driving and offences in connection therewith

Division 2 — Accidents

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part V PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

Part VA LICENSING OF TAXI SERVICE OPERATORS

Part VB LICENSING OF BUS INTERCHANGE AND BUS DEPOT OPERATORS

Part VI PROVISIONS AS TO USE OF HIGHWAYS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Specified Acts

SECOND SCHEDULE Classification and descriptions of public service vehicles

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Power of arrest, stopping and detention
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—(1)  A police officer in uniform may stop and arrest any person, not being the driver of a motor vehicle, who within his view commits an offence under this Act.
(2)  Such person shall not be arrested if he satisfies the police officer as to his name and residence in Singapore and that he does not intend to abscond.
(3)  A police officer may detain any bicycle or tricycle in respect of which an offence has been committed within his view.
(4)  A police officer in uniform may stop any motor vehicle the driver of which has committed or is suspected of having committed an offence under this Act.
(5)  Any person driving a motor vehicle shall stop the motor vehicle on being so required by a police officer in uniform, and if he fails to do so he shall be guilty of an offence.
(6)  A police officer in uniform may, except as hereinafter provided, arrest without warrant any person in charge of or driving a motor vehicle who has committed or is suspected of having committed an offence under this Act.
(7)  The power of arrest under subsection (6) shall not be exercised if either —
(a)
such person on the demand of the police officer produces his driving licence so as to enable the police officer to ascertain his name and address, the date of issue and the authority by which it was issued; or
(b)
such person, not being a paid driver or the driver of a motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward or for the carriage of goods, gives the police officer his name and his address within Singapore.
(8)  If the police officer has reason to suspect that a name or address so ascertained or given is false, he may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection (7), exercise the power of arrest under subsection (6).
(9)  The Registrar or any officer authorised in writing by the Registrar in that behalf on production of such authority or any police officer may stop any vehicle other than a motor vehicle, and any police officer in uniform may stop any motor vehicle, for the purpose of examining the licence of any such vehicle.
(10)  Any person driving a vehicle shall stop the vehicle on being so required by the Registrar or any such officer under subsection (9), and if he fails to do so he shall be guilty of an offence.
(11)  Any police officer in uniform may, when exercising any of the powers conferred by subsection (4), (6) or (9), require any person, who appears to him to be or to have been a passenger in the motor vehicle in relation to which he is exercising those powers, to furnish to him his name and address.
(12)  When any such person as is referred to in subsection (11) refuses on the demand of the police officer in uniform to give his name and address, he may be arrested by the police officer in order that his name and address may be ascertained, and he shall, within 24 hours from the arrest, be taken before a Magistrate’s Court, unless before that time his name and address are ascertained, in which case such person shall be immediately released on his executing a bond with or without sureties for his appearance before a Magistrate’s Court, if so required.
(13)  When any person is taken before a Magistrate’s Court under subsection (12), the Court shall require him to execute a bond with or without a surety for his appearance before a Magistrate’s Court, if so required.