Judge wishes he had handed undergrad stiffer sentence for speeding at 170kmh
A 24-year-old university student who was fined $1,000 last month and disqualified from driving for 11 months for speeding appealed his suspension, which caused the judge to wish he had imposed a harsher sentence.
Roy Tang Tien Foo, a mechanical engineering student from Nanyang Technological University, was caught streaking down the Kranji Expressway at 170kmh in August 2011. The speed limit is 90kmh.
A police officer conducting a speed trap tracked Tang's car with a speed laser gun at about 1.05am, and Tang was later stopped on Pioneer Road North.
District Judge John Ng said Tang was "acting in a highly irresponsible manner by travelling at such an excessive speed".