Two men arrested for racing down Seletar Link at more than double speed limit

The men are believed to have driven their cars at speeds in excess of 130kmh.
The men are believed to have driven their cars at speeds in excess of 130kmh. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - Two men have been arrested for racing down Seletar Link at more than 130kmh,  exceeding the road speed limit of 60kmh.

The men, aged 22 and 35, face charges of dangerous driving and taking part in an unauthorised speed trial, said a police spokesman in a statement on Friday (Nov 27).

The older man also faces an additional charge of driving a vehicle without insurance coverage.

They were allegedly taking part in a drag race down Seletar Link.

"During a Traffic Police operation along Seletar Link towards Punggol Way, the two men are believed to have driven their cars at speed in excess of 130kmh, which exceed the road speed limit of 60kmh. They were stopped and arrested," said the spokesman.

If convicted of dangerous driving, first-time offenders can be fined up to $3,000 or jailed up to a year, or both.

If found guilty of taking part in an unauthorised speed trial, the men could be jailed up to six months and fined $1,000 to $2,000, for a first-time offence.

Their vehicles may also be forfeited.

dansonc@sph.com.sg