From 1 January 2019 to 10 March 2019, there were a total of 12 fatalities resulting from traffic accidents involving motorcycles. Majority of the accidents occurred during the evening peak hours.

Recent fatal traffic accidents involving motorcycles

Between 4 and 8 March 2019, there were four fatal accidents involving motorcycles:

1. On 4 March 2019, at about 1.53am, an accident involving a two taxis, a car and a motorcycle occurred along BKE towards PIE. The 61-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. All three drivers have been arrested for causing death by negligent act under Section 304A(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224;

2. Similarly, on 4 March 2019, at about 7.54pm, an accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle occurred along BKEtowards Woodlands. The 55-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene;

3. On 7 March 2019 at about 5.31pm, an accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred at the T-junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and Ang Mo Kio Central 2. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The 49-year-old driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act under Section 304A(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224; and

4. On 8 March 2019 at about 6.02pm, an accident involving a lorry and a motorcycle occurred along Senoko South Road towards Woodlands Avenue 8. The 71-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The 65-year-old lorry driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act under Sec 304A(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

Investigations into the four cases are ongoing.

Accidents involving motorcycles remains a concern

The number of fatalities for motorcyclists and pillion riders are the highest amongst all road users each year. The top causes of fatal accidents involving motorcycles are:

a. Motorcyclists and other motorists failing to keep a proper lookout for each other; and

b. Motorcyclists failing to have proper control of their motorcycles;

Adopting good RoadSense

One life lost on the road is one too many. While Singapore has one of the lowest road traffic fatality rates in the world, road users must continue to stay vigilant, exercise extra care, and obey all traffic rules while on the roads, to prevent unnecessary injuries and loss of lives. Motorcyclists and their pillion riders are also advised to protect themselves by wearing the right protective gears.

Traffic Police would also like to urge all road users to play their part by adopting good RoadSense, and to look out for one another when sharing the roads.

Source: Singapore Police Force