SINGAPORE— A video circulating on social media captured a Malaysian driver in a black Malaysia-registered Toyota Alphard attempting to cut the queue on the Causeway.
The driver and vehicle have been banned from entering Singapore as a result of this offense.
The incident took place on Saturday (10 June). In the video, the vehicle is observed traveling in the rightmost lane designated for buses and lorries, while the adjacent car lanes are heavily congested.
Two auxiliary police officers appear to have stopped the car, but it drives off when one of the officers approaches the left side.
On Tuesday (13 June), the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) spokesperson confirmed that the ICA is aware of the video.
According to the statement, the Malaysian driver was traveling from Singapore to Malaysia via the Woodlands Checkpoint.
The two officers attempted to stop the vehicle and instructed the driver to make a U-turn back toward Singapore. However, the driver disregarded their instructions and continued driving dangerously forward.
The ICA has identified the driver and banned both the driver and the vehicle from entering Singapore. A police report has been filed, and investigations are currently underway.
“ICA would like to reiterate that we do not condone the behaviour of errant motorists who deliberately disobey traffic rules. Such acts pose a safety hazard to officers as well as other checkpoint users and put them at risk.”
The spokesperson added that enforcement action will be taken against motorists caught cutting queues.