Motorcyclists pulled over by Traffic Police - for being role models

From July to end August 2019, 465 riders were "booked" by Traffic Police patrol officers for wearing the correct safety apparel and displaying good riding behaviour, under their Reward the Riders initiative.
Mr Wong's worried look turns breaks into a smile when he is told of being selected for the Reward The Riders initiative.
Mr Wong's worried look turns breaks into a smile when he is told of being selected for the Reward The Riders initiative.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN
Mr Thomas Varghese with his Ducati motorbike and reward - a tote bag with items including a limited edition FlashPay card - after being stopped by the Traffic Police for being a role model. PHOTOS: USE YOUR ROADSENSE/ FACEBOOK
Mr Thomas Varghese with his Ducati motorbike and reward - a tote bag with items including a limited edition FlashPay card - after being stopped by the Traffic Police for being a role model. PHOTO: USE YOUR ROADSENSE/ FACEBOOK
Veteran Malay comedian Yusof Maruwi in good spirits after learning that he was pulled over for displaying good riding behaviour and wearing protective gear.
Veteran Malay comedian Yusof Maruwi in good spirits after learning that he was pulled over for displaying good riding behaviour and wearing protective gear.PHOTO: USE YOUR ROADSENSE/ FACEBOOK

Traffic Police move lauds m-cyclists who don protective gear, show good riding behaviour

Traffic Police (TP) patrol officers "booked" 465 motorcyclists from July 1 to Aug 31, taking down their particulars.

But these riders had not broken any traffic laws. Instead of being booked for violations, they were being recognised and rewarded for being role models.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2019, with the headline '465 riders pulled over - for being role models'. Print Edition | Subscribe