I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Two men arrested after promoting and organising illegal bicycle races along Tanglin Halt road.

The traffic police have arrested two males aged 28 and 29 for their suspected activity in organising illegal bicycle races along Tanglin Halt road. If convicted the two males might be charged with a jail term of up to six months and face a maximum fine of not more than $2000.

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The vehicles used in the illegal races will also be forfeited according to the police. Police are still carrying out ongoing investigations and trying to locate more culprits in the illegal ring. The Commander of Traffic Police and Assistant Commissioner said that the traffic police takes a serious view against illegal racing on public roads and will not hesitate to enforce against irresponsible racers who partake in such illegal activities jeopardising other road users with their stunts.

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The illegal racers were said to be racing at speeds of up to 45km/h on single speed bicycles without any brakes. Police spokesperson noted that upon arrival they did not find any activities of a racing event going and although there were lingering cyclists who had loitered around to snap photos of the incident. They dispersed after being told to do so by the police.

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