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Two drivers charged over racing on KPE

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Two drivers who allegedly raced on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) last July were charged in court yesterday for reckless driving.

The video of the cars racing went viral on YouTube.

Teo Chan Hock, 44, was charged with driving in a manner deemed dangerous to the public.

While allegedly racing Lim Kien Chien, 41, Teo switched lanes without signalling, weaved in and out of lanes abruptly to avoid colliding into cars.

Apart from reckless driving, Lim faces two other charges for causing an accident due to his driving and failing to stop after the collision.

Those guilty of reckless driving can be jailed up to a year, fined up to $3,000, or both.

Anyone who causes an accident due to reckless driving can be jailed up to six months, fined up to $1,000, or both.

Those who fail to stop after an accident can be jailed for up to three months or fined up to $1,000.

New science centre for kids

The Science Centre Singapore (SCS) received yesterday sponsorships amounting to $3.5 million from four organisations that will fund the development of a new science centre for children.

KidsSTOP, which is slated to open in June, aims to arouse children's natural curiosity and let them explore and learn more about science through exhibits and programmes. Spanning 3,000 sq m, the centre will be located within SCS's omni-theatre building. Its exhibits will include a miniature supermarket.