Singapore Police Force
On 1 February 2015, the amendment to Section 65B of the Road Traffic Act (RTA) was implemented.
To ensure that only drivers who blatantly disregard the safety of other road users by using their MCD while driving, 3 clear conditions were stipulated. For the offence of MCD driving to stand, ALL the following 3 conditions must be fulfilled:
(a) the vehicle is in motion; and
(b) the driver is holding on to any MCD with one hand; and
(c) the driver using any function of the MCD
[Para 2(c) includes making phone calls, paging for someone, receiving a call by pressing the keypad, surfing the Internet, playing games, sending of SMS.]
Using a hand-held mobile device while the vehicle is stationery is not an offence. However, it is not advisable to do so as the driver should remain attentive to his/her surroundings at all times.
For these emergencies, please call '999'.
Applicants residing overseas can apply and pay for COC via the eCOC webpage. Upon successful submission of the application, the Acknowledgment Slip must then be printed out and mailed to COC office, along with the applicant’s hardcopy fingerprint impressions taken by an authorised institution at the country of residence.
Below is a walk-through of the process:
Applicants Residing Overseas
Step 1: Apply for COC at the SPF eServices webpage
Step 2: Complete the online forms & make payment via Credit/Debit Card or I-Banking
Step 3: Print the Acknowledgement Slip
Step 4: Take fingerprint impressions at an authorised institution
Step 5: Mail the Acknowledgement Slip and hardcopy fingerprint impression to COC office