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A Singapore driving licence is required if your stay here is more than six months. Those who must convert are Singapore citizens who obtained licences overseas, permanent residents and foreigners on work permits, and student, employment or dependent passes.
You must take the local Basic Theory Test before you are allowed to convert your foreign driving license to a Singapore licence.
• In Singapore, drive on the left side of the road (meaning the driver sits on the right side of the car and the overtaking lane is the right most lane)
• You must be at least 18 years old to qualify for a car driving licence.
• The speed limit is 50 km/h on roads and 70-80 km/h on expressways.
• Do not drink and drive. The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit is 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
• Seat belts and child seats are mandatory.
• Head lights must be turned on between 7pm and 7am.
• It is illegal for drivers to hold any form of mobile devices (handphones, tablets, PDA, etc) while driving.
You can obtain an International Driver Licence from your home country or from the Automobile Association of Singapore (Tel: 6737-2444)
All new Singapore driving licence holders are issued a one-year probationary licence, which allows up to a maximum of 12 demerit points in the year. Your license will be revoked should you exceed 12 points in the first year. After the first year, the demerit points allowable are increased to 24 points over a 2-year period. Some of the more common demerit points are:

• Exceeding speed limit by up to 20km/h: 4
• Exceeding speed limit by 21-30km/h: 6
• Exceeding speed limit by 31-40km/h: 8
• Exceeding speed limit by 41-50km/h: 12 (Offenders will be prosecuted in court)
• Exceeding seed limit by 51-60km/h: 18 (Offenders will be prosecuted in court)
• Exceeding speed limit over 61km/h: 24 (Offenders will be prosecuted in court)
• Reckless driving: 12
• Using of mobile devices while driving: 12 and a fine not exceeding $1,000
• Failing to stop at traffic light: 12
• Failing to stop at traffic light: 12
• Obstructing traffic flow: 4
• Failing to wear seat belt: 3

For minor accidents where there are no injuries and vehicular damage is slight, it is common for both parties to settle the matter without going to the police. You should still exchange particulars with the other party and take down the vehicle’s registration number. However if you intend to submit an insurance claim, a police report must be made within 24 hours. Of course for accidents involving injuries, call 995 immediately.