Even more pedantic than Aussie cops! The outrageous moment police in Singapore pull over drivers and MEASURE their kids to see if they should be in child seats
- Singapore police have been spotted pulling over drivers and measuring children
- Under the law children need to be 1.35m tall before they can use a normal seat
- One local joked police had to act busy because the city was ‘too safe’
Australian’s might complain about policing tactics, but footage of officers in Singapore has shown pedantic enforcement can reach a whole new level.
A Singaporean man posted footage of police officers on Sunday pulling over citizens and measuring children to identify if they required a child seat.
Several families can be seen with their cars stopped in the middle of moving traffic as police pull out tape measures while the small children look at their parents perplexed.
Singapore law requires that children and adults under 1.35m in height need to be sat in a booster seat.
Local police said they were unable to comment on what exactly they were doing as the details in each case were ‘confidential in nature’, according to Coconuts Singapore.
In the video, one car can be seen with ‘excursion bus’ written on its side indicating that it could be a private taxi which unlike Australia do not require a child seat – a rule which some Singaporeans believe is a double standard.
However Taxi drivers in Singapore are still required to place children in the back of the car or they can face up to $2,100 in fines and six months in prison.
A Singaporean posted footage of police officers on Sunday pulling over citizens and measuring children to possibly identify if they required a child seat
Many people living in Singapore criticised the police for their tactics, with one local claiming they obviously had no important crime to attend to.
‘All this happens when our country is too safe. No robber to catch so need to show the public that they are still doing their job,’ he said.
Others said police were clearly ‘hungry’ for the money resulting from fines.
‘This not hungry (this) is daylight robbery,’ one man said.
Many citizens living in Singapore criticised the police for their tactics with one local claiming they obviously had no important crime to attend to
‘Sunday is the best time to attack… What a sad family day,’ the man who upload the the video added.
Several other Singaporeans believed the police tactics were unsafe and unnecessary.
Singapore locals were slips on the issue with some calling it money hungry and aggressive policing with others claiming they were simply looking out for the safety of children
‘These officers should have set up a road block to check. Not randomly. Causing danger and inconvenience to other drivers pull them over to a safe distance.’
Many others were supportive of police and added that if you were doing the right thing by your child’s safety you had nothing to worry about.
‘It’s for the safety of your child ! If you do not care about your children’s safety, let the government help you,’ one woman said.