2 men arrested for racing illegally at speeds of 177kmh, 179kmh along Lim Chu Kang Road

Two men were arrested for racing illegally along Lim Chu Kang Road on July 9.
Two men were arrested for racing illegally along Lim Chu Kang Road on July 9. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Two men, aged 38 and 39, have been arrested for racing illegally along Lim Chu Kang Road on Sunday (July 9).

The men, who drove their BMWs up to speeds of 177kmh and 179kmh along the road towards Jalan Bahar, were stopped and arrested by traffic police. The speed limit on the road is 50kmh.

The men were believed to be taking part in an illegal race in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

If convicted for taking part in an unauthorised speed trial, they can be jailed up to six months and given a fine between $1,000 and $2,000.

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Repeat convictions will earn them up to 12 months' jail and a fine between $2,000 and $3,000.

The vehicles used for the offence can also be forfeited.

If convicted of dangerous driving, they can be jailed up to 12 months and/or fined up to $3,000.

Repeat convictions can earn them a jail term of up to two years and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.

The traffic police said they take "a stern view of such dangerous road behaviour that puts the lives of other road users at risk and will continue with tough enforcement efforts to take such errant motorists to task".